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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·luc·tance /rɪˈlʌktən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·luc·tance Re·luc·tan·cy n.
 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.”
 Syn: See Dislike.
    He had some reluctance to obey the summons.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy
 Her helpless innocence I doom to die.   --Dryden.
 2. Elec. Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric
      2: a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit
         himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed" [syn: hesitancy,
          hesitation, disinclination, indisposition]