Capacitative

capacitive

[kuh-pas-i-tiv]
adjective Electricity.
1.
pertaining to electrical capacitance, or the property of being able to collect and hold a charge of electricity.
2.
exhibiting or relying on electrical capacitance: smartphones with capacitive touchscreens that react to electrical impulses generated by your finger. Compare resistive ( def 2 ).
Sometimes, capacitative [kuh-pas-i-tey-tiv] .


Origin:
1915–20; capacit(y) + -ive

capacitively, adverb
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