resistive

[ ri-zis-tiv ]
/ rɪˈzɪs tɪv /

adjective

capable of or inclined to resistance; resisting.
Electricity. pertaining to or relying on electrical resistance: Pressure from your finger creates an electrical contact between the two layers of a resistive touchscreen.Compare capacitive(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. resistant,
  2. resistantly,
  3. resistate,
  4. resistencia,
  5. resistible,
  6. resistivity,
  7. resistless,
  8. resistor,
  9. resit,
  10. reskill

Origin of resistive

First recorded in 1595–1605; resist + -ive

Related formsre·sis·tive·ly, adverbre·sis·tive·ness, nounnon·re·sis·tive, adjectiveun·re·sis·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for resistive

resistive

/ (rɪˈzɪstɪv) /

adjective

another word for resistant
exhibiting electrical resistance
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