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1. Symbol C
a. The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.
b. The ratio of the electric charge transferred from one to the other of a pair of conductors to the resulting potential difference between them.
a. The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge.
b. The part of the circuit exhibiting capacitance.

ca·pac′i·tive (-tĭv) adj.
ca·pac′i·tive·ly adv.
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Adj.1.capacitive - of or relating to capacitance
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Jesus, Simultaneous determination of aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin and acesulfame-K in soft drinks and tabletop sweetener formulations by capillary electrophoresis with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection.
Berroth, "Low power 10 GHz ring VCO using source capacitively coupled current amplifier in 0.12 [micro]m CMOS technology," Electronics letters, vol.
Paulen, "Using ground-penetrating radar and capacitively coupled resistivity to investigate 3-D fluvial architecture and grain-size distribution of a gravel floodplain in northeast British Columbia, Canada," Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol.
Aboul-Enein, "Simultaneous determination of atenolol and amiloride by capillary electrophoresis with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (C4D)," in Clinical Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, T.
A mesh of passive components is used to interface the XCVR to the SAN network: two 10 f F capacitors are used to capacitively couple the XCVR input/outputs to the bus, while a resistive partition network allows for fail-safe biasing at less than 27 f A.
The gate is capacitively coupled with the island, the second capacitor armature being the second evaporation through the opening used for the island itself.
Murch, "A capacitively loaded PIFA for compact mobile telephone handsets," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.
Goedheer, "Hybrid Modeling of a Capacitively Coupled Radio Frequency Glow Discharge in Argon: Combined Monte Carlo and Fluid Model," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol.
Rat tibial osteoporosis was reversed back to nonosteoporotic condition through capacitively coupled electric currents [17].
It has been shown that capacitively coupled electric field with direct current (DC) power source has been confirmed to have upregulating effects on calf peritoneum osteoblastic-like primary cells [7], MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts [8], and fetal bovine metacarpophalangeal joint chondrocytes [9] by detecting the expression of ALP, transforming growth factor [beta]1 (TGF-[beta]1), bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), aggrecan, proteoglycan, and type II collagen.

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