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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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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).
- George Gurley The Metrocard Blessing You have your Luddites, who still refuse to buy it because they like the "tactility," or whatever, of tokens.
The Investigator builds on the kind of tactility that was heaped into, another recent Hungarian exercise in bodies turned inside out.
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.
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.
This is dance as contact sport and some moments look more like wrestling, the body's weight and tactility emphasized rather than concealed.
A wall of green mosaic tiles cover the wet areas (both inside and out side showers) and becomes part of the main composition of the facade bringing color and tactility to the place.
But Harrison insists that her work is not only about the visual but the tactile sense as well: You can be drawn to an object because of tactility in it even though you know you can't touch it.
Taken from the safe distance of a helicopter, or maybe the fifteenth floor of a Sheraton, the shots are of a tantalizing tactility.
Rawls tactility believed that all poor people are victims.