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Tactile

Definition
adjective
(1) Of, pertaining to, or relating to the sense of touch or the sense of pressure, as in tactile qualities.
(2) Perceptible or tangible through the sense of touch.
(3) Used for sense of touch or feeling, as in tactile organ.
Supplement
Word origin: tactile: Latin tāctilis, from tāctus (touch)
Related form(s): tactility (noun)
Synonym(s):

  • somatosensory

See also:

  • touch
  • Related term(s):


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