Definitions

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

  • adj. Tactile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the sense, or the organs, of touch; derived from touch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Communicating or imparting the sense of touch; giving rise to the feeling of contact or impingement.
  • Arising from or due to touch; impressed or communicated by contact or impingement; relating to or originating in touch.

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

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

Etymologies

Latin tāctus, touch; see tact + -al1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In the lowest organisms we have a kind of tactual sense diffused over the entire body; then, through impressions from without and their corresponding adjustments, special portions of the surface become more responsive to stimuli than others.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • 'tactual' time than in either 'auditory' or 'optical' time.

    Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Containing Sixteen Experimental Investigations from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory.

  • As for me, I had to be a mixture of visual and tactual-kinesthetic styles.

    Idelle Davidson: How Do You Learn?

  • Again, I was sure of his learning style: a tactual-kinesthetic learner, I proclaimed.

    Idelle Davidson: How Do You Learn?

  • For him, the initial position to take was that if there are different methods of measurement we have different concepts, as he said about “tactual” and

    Operationalism

  • Training Camp "boot camps" help students grasp complex technical concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinesthetic-tactual delivery system.

    Training Camp Launches New MCTS: .NET 2.0 Course

  • The clusters include not only visual but also tactual and other forms of sensation.

    John Stuart Mill

  • Some philosophers defended the position that the visual and tactual notions of a globe differ from one another, and can only be related by either experience or reason

    Molyneux's Problem

  • All these philosophers assumed that the visual and tactual sensations of an object differ from each other, but there was no agreement concerning the relation between the two.

    Molyneux's Problem

  • Indeed, her presence gave the house what none other of the houses that he visited seemed to possess: a sort of tactual sense, a nervous system which ramified into each of its rooms and sent a constant stimulus to his heart.

    Swann's Way

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