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  • n. The condition of being tactile
  • n. The ability to feel pressure or pain through touch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being tactile; perceptibility by touch; tangibleness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being tactile; capability of being touched, or of being perceived by the sense of touch; tangibility; palpability.
  • n. Touchiness.

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

  • n. the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain


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  • . . . I became aware of certain curious details: from the head down I was paralyzed in symmetrical patches separated by a geography of weak tactility.
    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins! p. 242

    June 13, 2009