pertaining to electrical capacitance, or the property of being able to collect and hold a charge of electricity.
exhibiting or relying on electrical capacitance:
smartphones with capacitive touchscreens that react to electrical impulses generated by your finger.
Compare resistive (def 2).
the ability to receive or contain: This hotel has a large capacity. the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained; cubic contents; volume: The inn is filled to capacity. The gasoline tank has a capacity of 20 gallons. power of receiving impressions, knowledge, etc.; mental ability: the capacity to learn calculus. actual […]
the connection of two or more circuits by means of a capacitor.
the opposition of capacitance to alternating current, equal to the reciprocal of the product of the angular frequency of the current times the capacitance. Symbol: X C.
a device for accumulating and holding a charge of electricity, consisting of two equally charged conducting surfaces having opposite signs and separated by a dielectric. Historical Examples The Small World of M-75 Ed M. Clinton, Jr. noun a device for accumulating electric charge, usually consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by a dielectric Former name […]