- pertaining to electrical capacitance, or the property of being able to collect and hold a charge of electricity.
- exhibiting or relying on electrical capacitance: smartphones with capacitive touchscreens that react to electrical impulses generated by your finger.Compare resistive(def 2).
Sometimes ca·pac·i·ta·tive [kuh-pas-i-tey-tiv] /kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪ tɪv/.
Origin of capacitive
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