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 ).

1595–1605; resist + -ive

resistively, adverb
resistiveness, noun
nonresistive, adjective
unresistive, adjective Unabridged
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resistive (rɪˈzɪstɪv)
1.  another word for resistant
2.  exhibiting electrical resistance

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Example sentences
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.
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