Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • Crary sees the rage for dioramas and stereoscopes as symptoms of the new, nineteenth-century model of vision: "The loss of touch as a conceptual component of vision meant the unloosening of the eye from the network of referentiality incarnated in tactility and its subjective relation to perceived space" (19).

    Introduction: Gothic Romance as Visual Technology

  • - George Gurley The Metrocard Blessing You have your Luddites, who still refuse to buy it because they like the "tactility," or whatever, of tokens.

    David Cross Solves 'Chee-Pee' Mystery

  • The Investigator builds on the kind of tactility that was heaped into, another recent Hungarian exercise in bodies turned inside out.

    GreenCine Daily

  • The Investigator builds on the kind of tactility that was heaped into, another recent Hungarian exercise in bodies turned inside out.

    GreenCine Daily

  • The Investigator builds on the kind of tactility that was heaped into, another recent Hungarian exercise in bodies turned inside out.

    GreenCine Daily

  • The Investigator builds on the kind of tactility that was heaped into, another recent Hungarian exercise in bodies turned inside out.

    GreenCine Daily

  • By contrast, Kent Williams 'current paintings and drawings derive much of their potency from exemplifying figurative painting's alluring tactility and coincidental ties to the long history of eroticized representation.

    ArtScene: Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

  • By contrast, Kent Williams 'current paintings and drawings derive much of their potency from exemplifying figurative painting's alluring tactility and coincidental ties to the long history of eroticized representation.

    ArtScene: Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

  • McMillen, by contrast, shrinks his subjects, usually down to toys, but sometimes to 2/3 size, tempting us with tactility and apparently easy heft just as Anderson tempts us with ephemerality and gigantism.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: American Masters, American Dreams

  • By contrast, Kent Williams 'current paintings and drawings derive much of their potency from exemplifying figurative painting's alluring tactility and coincidental ties to the long history of eroticized representation.

    ArtScene: Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

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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