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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capacitance (kəˈpæsɪtəns)
 
n
1.  the property of a system that enables it to store electric charge
2.  a measure of this, equal to the charge that must be added to such a system to raise its electrical potential by one unit
 
[C20: from capacit(y) + -ance]
 
ca'pacitive
 
adj
 
ca'pacitively
 
adv

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Example sentences
Instead, it is the pivot-point for a clear capacitive disk.
They also opted for an oval-shaped capacitive touch home button, rather than a mechanical button.
Distributor type capacitive discharge, or resonant converter ignition system.
Test point cap is removable to allow access to capacitive test point.
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