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resistive

[ri-zis-tiv] /rɪˈzɪs tɪv/
adjective
1.
capable of or inclined to resistance; resisting.
2.
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).
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; resist + -ive
Related forms
resistively, adverb
resistiveness, noun
nonresistive, adjective
unresistive, adjective
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Examples from the web for resistive
  • resistive heating, as in an incandescent bulb, is extremely inefficient.
  • But low voltage power means high current, and high current means heavy copper cables and lots of resistive loss in connectors.
  • The highly resistive state of the electrolyte and the other, low-resistance, state can be used to represent zeroes and ones.
  • The earliest screens were resistive touchscreens, where two thin metallic layers are separated by a narrow gap.
  • Most resistive screens we've encountered thus far tend to be slow and unresponsive.
  • Wretched typing experience on old-school resistive touchscreen.
  • The machine itself is pretty much a stock netbook, only with a resistive touch-screen and in a tablet form-factor.
  • They're simple games and drawing programs, but they show that the resistive touchscreen actually works and is responsive.
British Dictionary definitions for resistive

resistive

/rɪˈzɪstɪv/
adjective
1.
another word for resistant
2.
exhibiting electrical resistance
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