Tactile is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of tactile, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - producing a sensation of touch
EXAMPLES - Tactile in a Sentence
- It's called a tactile response button and has ... " (source)
- Braille is designed for the blind as a kind of tactile alphabet. (source)
- "tactile" feedback in terms of a tiny vibration when you hit a key. (source)
- The 5800 and G1 share some characteristics such as tactile feedback. (source)
- "tactile" learner when the subject is Puritan ideas of pre-destination? (source)
- Much of it is in tactile/visual diagrams, with the tactile part dominant. (source)
- Sanders makes the experience tactile, which is what Trumbull always aspired to. (source)
- But there is apparently a simple, and innocent, explanation - Richie is 'tactile'. (source)
- "tactile" side of music: the presentation and the artwork which to us are equally important. (source)
- Make possible a "tactile" way of exploring and interacting with photographic images on the web. (source)
- She runs the garden as a kind of tactile teaching aide for the developmentally-impaired children. (source)
- Really, what do I do with the "tactile" learner when the subject is Puritan ideas of pre-destination? (source)
- In the sensory processing world, these are known as the tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive systems. (source)
- What I'm referring to as tactile feedback helps the fingers find the right spots to press without looking. (source)
- All I seem to ever want to wear these days are these kind of tactile deets which get the fingers rubbing ... (source)
- I do hope you were referring to the possible 'tactile' sensations experienced and not the sleep paralysis etc! (source)
- He said they identify the students 'types of intelligence - such as tactile, visual, extroverted and introverted. (source)
- I think this is really interesting, though it's possible that this is more appealing to the female 'tactile' audience. (source)
- "tactile" method of navigating that offers a more natural method for exploring and interacting online with photographic images. (source)
- If you want the ultimate in tactile, it's being out on the road, where people can see it, hear it, talk to it, and those things. (source)
- Research to investigate what kinds of museum displays that you can touch - called tactile displays - convey the most information. (source)
- He's very -- what we call kinesthetic, very touchy - feely, very tactile, which is really one of the reasons that people love him. (source)
- As I drove, I guessed that over the years, something odd had occurred: a kind of tactile vocabulary had supplanted her oral skills. (source)
- I can still recall the tactile sensation of the dots beneath my fingertips, the way they asserted themselves in a ticklish sort of way. (source)
- "tactile" the sensation of chill experienced by Mr. "Endell" and Mr. Q---- in No. 3, and which appears to be the same as that described by (source)
- Milner, B. & Taylor, L. Right-hemisphere superiority in tactile pattern-recognition after cerebral commissurotomy: evidence for nonverbal memory. (source)
- A number of environmental effects, such as tactile stimulation and room lighting, are already known to affect the survival and health of these very susceptible babies. (source)
- Baumgarten and Levy defended with vigor the importance of print criticism; they spoke of the joy of "tactile" reading, of holding a paper rather than staring at a screen. (source)
- There are rumors of patents around some kind of tactile touch keyboard/speech and the New York Times has some speculation that we'll all be surprised around interaction methods. (source)
- Meanwhile, the Web is ablaze with reports that Apple is licensing "haptics" technology from Immersion to add the kind of tactile feedback found on some touch-displays to the iPhone. (source)
- By 2020, all cars will likely have some kind of tactile vibrating technology - to counteract driver distraction, wake you as you're dozing off or alert you to unseen danger, such as the car in your blind spot. (source)
- Heat and humidity inside the helmet can be controlled by a fan and heater system, there's also surround-sound, and "tactile" systems akin to haptic-feedback devices deliver touch sensations elsewhere on the body. (source)
- I think if you look closely at the video you will see that the keys are in fact "tactile" you see movement when they are pressed so this must be a projected capacitive touch screen with conductive membrane type keys. (source)
- Smart vibrations By 2020, all cars will likely have some kind of tactile vibrating technology - to counteract driver distraction, wake you as you're dozing off or alert you to unseen danger, such as the car in your blind spot. (source)
- Sure, people like the keyboard, but as Apple has proved with the iPhone, a crappy touchscreen keyboard that you can't operate without looking at it and which doesn't offer any kind of tactile feedback is no obstacle to huge sales. (source)
- To understand the contact between the ablation catheter tip and endocardial tissue, electrophysiologists have previously been limited to qualitative techniques such as tactile feedback, fluoroscopic imaging and ablation generator impedance. (source)
- In addition to the customizable touch screen, the Harmony 1100 offers simple details that also make it easy to use, such as tactile guides, which are located around the touch screen and help position your fingers so that you choose the right command. (source)
- The researchers pointed out that several other environmental effects, such as tactile stimulation (whether the baby is held and stroked adequately) and room lighting, are already known to affect the survival and benefit the health of fragile premature infants. (source)
- They must be able, therefore, to give expression to thoughts and feelings, by means either of a phonetic vocabulary or more probably of some kind of tactile language or magnetic intuition, corresponding perhaps to senses and properties of matter wholly unknown to ourselves. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "tactile" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 6 synonyms for tactile.
material, palpable, physical, solid, tactual, tangible
We have 0 antonyms for tactile.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (tăkˈtəl, -tīlˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of tactile from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
- (adjective) Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: "Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” ( Helen Vendler).
- (adjective) Used for feeling: a tactile organ.
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Tangible; perceptible to the sense of touch.
- (adjective) Used for feeling.
- (adjective) Of, or relating to the sense of touch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to the organs, or the sense, of touch; perceiving, or perceptible, by the touch; capable of being touched
- (adjective) sense (Physiol.), the sense of touch, or pressure sense. See Touch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) 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.
- (None) Of or pertaining to the sense of touch.
- (None) 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.
- (None) Effected by or consisting in the action of touching; produced or caused by physical contact.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) producing a sensation of touch
- (adjective) of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch