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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).
another word for resistant
exhibiting electrical resistance


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