Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.
  • adj. Of or relating to haptics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. relating to or based on the sense of touch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tactile; of or pertaining to haptics: as, a haptic sensation.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch

Etymologies

Greek haptikos, from haptesthai, to grasp, touch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἁπτικός (haptikos, "able to come in contact with"), from ἅπτω (haptō, "I touch"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Autumn has a light touch here: a burgundy fringe on the roadside, gold and blush in haptic patches on the tree crowns, like the burnish on a pear.

    Champagne : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Named the "haptic" - the technology provides tactile feedback to the users, and can thus help reduce both road injuries and repair bills

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • The brainchild of Michael Graf at BMW and Michael Strolz's team at the Technical University of Munich, the "haptic" - technology that gives tactile feedback - doors could cut both road injuries and repair bills, they say.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Basically, the RealTouch is "haptic" - it uses computer-delivered information to provide device-to-human touch stimulation.

    The Blowfish Blog

  • The attribute that most distinguishes Lexus 'navigation controller from other devices in other luxury models is its "haptic" - feedback technology, which provides a tactile response to the hand.

    Autoblog

  • Named the "haptic" - the technology provides tactile feedback to the users, and can thus help reduce both road injuries and repair bills Invented by Michael Graf at BMW and Michael Strolz's team at the Technical University of Munich, the current prototype looks like a normal car door.

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

  • But the more sedate pace of this Scandinavian player has also ensured that it sized up the competition and added its own features: like full Web browsing including Flash content; a touch technology that is truly 'haptic' - that means the keys seem to kick back at your fingers - a GPS receiver and a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • These guys have designed what can only be called a haptic gaming vest.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Then there is a glove-like device, known as a haptic interface, that audience members could hypothetically wear to simulate the tactile sensation of virtual objects on the screen.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 'haptic' -- a technology which gives tactile feedback -- doors that could cut both road injuries and repair bills, the 'New Scientist' reported.

    The Financial Express

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