tactile definition

  • adjective:
    • Perceptible into sense of touch; concrete.
    • Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: "Heaney must thus carry on being a poet full of tactile language” ( Helen Vendler).
    • useful for sensation: a tactile organ.
    • Of, associated with, or continuing from sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
    • real; perceptible to your sense of touch.
    • utilized for feeling.
    • Of, or relating to the sense of touch.
    • Of or with respect to the body organs, or the feeling, of touch; perceiving, or perceptible, by the touch; with the capacity of being touched
    • good sense (Physiol.), the sense of touch, or force good sense. See Touch.
    • creating a sensation of touch
    • of or associated with or proceeding from feeling of touch
  • others:
    • In art criticism, noting the quality of solidity in nature, which is perfectly apprehended only by the sense of touch, and which is better represented by certain painters than by others. ‘Tactile’ in this sense is a translation of the German taktisch, used by Riegl in 1893.
    • Of or with respect to the sense of touch.
    • adjusted or useful for sensation or touching; tactual: as, the whiskers of this cat are tactile body organs; a mouse's ear or a bat's wing is an extremely tactile area.
    • Effected by or consisting inside activity of touching; created or due to real contact.

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