• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tactile producing a sensation of touch "tactile qualities","the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair"
    • adj tactile of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch "haptic data","a tactile reflex"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tactile (Physiol) sense Physiol, the sense of touch, or pressure sense. See Touch.
    • a Tactile Of or pertaining to the organs, or the sense, of touch; perceiving, or perceptible, by the touch; capable of being touched; as, tactile corpuscles; tactile sensations. "Tactile sweets.""Tactile qualities.""The delicacy of the tactile sense varies on different parts of the skin; it is geatest on the forehead, temples and back of the forearm."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tactile 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.
    • tactile Of or pertaining to the sense of touch. Perceptible by or due to touch; capable of giving impressions by contact; tangible; palpable.
    • tactile Adapted or used for feeling or touching; tactual: as, the whiskers of the cat are tactile organs; a mouse's ear or a bat's wing is a highly tactile surface.
    • tactile Effected by or consisting in the action of touching; produced or caused by physical contact.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tactile that may be touched or felt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tactilis, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch: cf. F. tactile,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tactustangĕre, tactum, to touch.


In literature:

The Spectacle of Strength is a Tactile Quality made Visible.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
This is another experience, and differs from the first not in the sense of power, but in the tactile accompaniment.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
The great painter, then, is, above all, an artist with a great sense of tactile values and great skill in rendering them.
"The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
The long, well-haired tail doubtless serves as an important tactile organ as well as a balance.
"Life History of the Kangaroo Rat" by Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor
Tactile, pain, temperature and weight sense normal.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Tactile: used for touching; an organ that has the sense of touch.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The sculptor, painter, architect, must have visual and tactile-motor images; it is the material in which their creations are wrapped up.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
The constant wash of animal reactions was missing, as was the vague tactile awareness of his PK.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The physical proximity involved in tactile sensations is, however, but the symbol of the intensity of the reactions to contact.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Criminals exhibit greater tactile sensibility on the left.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero

In news:

Arts / Film This week in tactile cinema: Miyazaki, Gitlin, Rivers.
Someday you'll help patrons with tactile scholarship: Visualization & 3D Printing.
The next generation of screen is going tactile .
Tactile Tours at The Nelson-Atkins.
Janet Williams, Tactile Tours at The Nelson, Chris Fritz & Maker Faire.
To demonstrate how we can help heighten the look and feel of a brand, we have created Tactile : an imaginary specialty retailer for personal and home products.
ReacTable Tactile Synth Catches Björk's Eye -- and Ear.
Tactile Dome in the Exploratorium.
The tactile control is extremely sensitive and took a little getting used to.
The next generation of screen is going tactile.
A tactile glove provides subtle guidance to objects in the vicinity .
All of the sudden I'm pushed to the threshold Of my tactile memory.
Local history isn't just a concept — it's a tactile and visual narrative.
The handmade aesthetic is warm and tactile, and Claire-Anne uses varying knitting techniques and colors that take a traditional craft and make it new.
It is also tactile and memorable – and that is why we collect real mail .

In science:

Let every (scalar or vector) value of the input at the given time moment represent a certain pattern, that can be of any origin: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or their combination.
"Memory foam" approach to unsupervised learning
Keywords: blind, visual impairment, accessibility, interactive map, tactile map, multi-touch, satisfaction, SUS, usability.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
Furthermore, Braille is used for giving textual information, which requires a lot of space. Therefore tactile maps tend to be overloaded and thus unreadable.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
There are no conventions for designing tactile maps, which means that each map uses different symbols and textures.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
Nevertheless, there are several guidelines that rely on the specificities of the tactile modality. It is important to note that tactile resolution is inferior to visual resolution .
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People