Pronunciation: (ri-luk'tuns), [key]
1. unwillingness; disinclination: reluctance to speak in public.
2. Elect.the resistance to magnetic flux offered by a magnetic circuit, determined by the permeability and arrangement of the materials of the circuit. Also,re•luc'tan•cy.
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