[ kuh-pas-i-tiv ]
/ kəˈpæs ɪ tɪv /

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).
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

Related forms

ca·pac·i·tive·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019