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RELUCTANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reluctance mean? 

RELUCTANCE (noun)
  The noun RELUCTANCE has 2 senses:

1. (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
2. a certain degree of unwillingness

  Familiarity information: RELUCTANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELUCTANCE (noun)


Sense 1reluctance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("reluctance" is a kind of...):

electrical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 2reluctance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A certain degree of unwillingness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

disinclination; hesitancy; hesitation; indisposition; reluctance

Context examples:

a reluctance to commit himself / his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition / after some hesitation he agreed

Hypernyms ("reluctance" is a kind of...):

involuntariness; unwillingness (the trait of being unwilling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reluctance"):

sloth; slothfulness (a disinclination to work or exert yourself)


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