Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, tending toward, or marked by resistance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the power to resist; resisting.
  • noun In electricity, a resistance; that which offers resistance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Serving to resist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physics Resisting the passage of electrical current
  • adjective Tending to resist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
  • adjective exhibiting or relating to electrical resistance

Etymologies

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resist +‎ -ive

Examples

  • Jill stopped going to school late in the sixth grade, at which time she was described as resistive to authority, fighting rules at school and at home.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • The device Hynix seeks to build with the memristor is called resistive random access memory, or RRAM.

    IEEE Spectrum

  • Dr. Jay A. Switzer and his colleagues at Missouri S and T have said that they have constructed a type of superlattice that shows "unique low-to-high and high-to-low resistance switching that may be applicable to the fabrication of an emerging memory device known as resistive random access memory," or RRA..

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Journal of the American Chemical Society that they have constructed a type of superlattice that shows "unique low-to-high and high-to-low resistance switching that may be applicable to the fabrication of an emerging memory device known as resistive random access memory," or RRAM.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Dr. Jay A. Switzer and his colleagues at Missouri S and T have said that they have constructed a type of superlattice that shows "unique low-to-high and high-to-low resistance switching that may be applicable to the fabrication of an emerging memory device known as resistive random access memory," or RRA..

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Archos chose a so-called resistive sensor, which isn't as sensitive as the capacitive type used in the iPhone.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • It's resistive, meaning that poking the screen's surface presses down the layer beneath and registers your touch.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • It's resistive, meaning that poking the screen's surface presses down the layer beneath and registers your touch.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • It's resistive, meaning that poking the screen's surface presses down the layer beneath and registers your touch.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • The 3in touchscreen is only resistive, meaning you have to apply physical pressure to activate onscreen buttons and links.

    PC PRO

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