Definitions

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

  • n. The act of touching; contact.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of touching; touch; contact.
  • n. The sense of touch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of touching; touch; contact; tangency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of touching, or the state of being touched; touch; contact; palpation.
  • n. The tactual faculty; the sense of touch, or its exercise; perception of objects by feeling them.
  • n. In geometry, same as tangency.

Etymologies

Latin tāctiō, tāctiōn-, from tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin tactio ("touching"), from perfect passive participle tactus ("sense of feeling"), from tangere ("to touch, feel") + action suffix -io; see tact. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Yes, I can use select statement but I am able to display only the latest taction taken to the coldfusion page but not all the list of actions taken in a user session.

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  • A suede upper is joined by a leather lacing system which gives the shoe an quality inspected taction.

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  • Everyone learns in school about the five senses: vision (sight), audition (sound), olfaction (smell), taction (touch), and gustation (taste).

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  • I am familiar with a few English words employing Latin tact-in the sense of ` touch '-- tactile, taction, tactual-but the statement is completely wrong for English, in which tact means something entirely different from ` touch.'

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  • I could not then conceive the meaning; it seems the minds of these people are so taken up with intense speculations, that they neither can speak, nor attend to the discourses of others, without being roused by some external taction upon the organs of speech and hearing; for which reason those persons who are able to afford it always keep a flapper (the original is climenole) in their family, as one of their domestics, nor ever walk abroad or make visits without him.

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  • It seems the minds of these people are so taken up with intense speculations, that they neither can speak, nor attend to the discourses of others, without being roused by some external taction upon the organs of speech and hearing; for which reason, those persons who are able to afford it always keep a flapper (the original is climenole) in their family, as one of their domestics; nor ever walk abroad, or make visits, without him.

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