Reluctancy
Reluctance Re*luc"tance (r?-l?k"tans), Reluctancy Re*luc"tan*cy (-tan-s?), n. [See {Reluctant}.] 1. The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; -- often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against. ``Tempering the severity of his looks with a reluctance to the action.'' --Dryden.

Syn: Syn. See {Dislike}. [1913 Webster]

He had some reluctance to obey the summons. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy Her helpless innocence I doom to die. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Elec.) Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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