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capacitive

[ kuh-pas-i-tiv ]
/ kəˈpæs ɪ tɪv /
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adjective Electricity.
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).
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Sometimes ca·pac·i·ta·tive [kuh-pas-i-tey-tiv] /kəˈpæs ɪˌteɪ tɪv/ .

Origin of capacitive

First recorded in 1915–20; capacit(y) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM capacitive

ca·pac·i·tive·ly, adverb
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