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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French tactile, from Latin tactilis (that may be touched, tangible), from tangere (to touch).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtæktaɪl/, /ˈtæktəl/
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tactile (comparative more tactile, superlative most tactile)

  1. Tangible; perceptible to the sense of touch.
  2. Used for feeling.
  3. Of or relating to the sense of touch.
    • H. N. Martin
      The delicacy of the tactile sense varies on different parts of the skin; it is greatest on the forehead, temples and back of the forearm.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tāctilis.

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tactile (plural tactiles)

  1. tactile
  2. haptic

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tāctile

  1. nominative neuter singular of tāctilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of tāctilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of tāctilis