What does tactile mean?

Definitions for tactileˈtæk tɪl, -taɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tactile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haptic, tactile, tactual(adj)

    of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch

    "haptic data"; "a tactile reflex"

  2. tactile, tactual(adj)

    producing a sensation of touch

    "tactile qualities"; "the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair"


  1. tactile(Adjective)

    tangible; perceptible to the sense of touch

  2. tactile(Adjective)

    used for feeling

  3. tactile(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the sense of touch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tactile(adj)

    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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tactile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tactile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Miguel Nicolelis:

    Interesting enough, at that point, they started reporting that they had a very different experience— [they were] feeling the tactile feedback, even in virtual reality, telling them, ‘I know I’m upright and standing, but it feels like my legs are moving,’.

  2. Athanassia Athanassiou:

    These biodegradable materials, natural materials, they are very flexible so they can be used for robotic skins. But they can be also very hard so they can be used for internal parts of a robot. And also, in this flexible skin - robotic skin let's say - we can incorporate sensors so they have this tactile sensing that the robots need, but with biodegradable materials.

  3. Caroline Weaver:

    A lot of our customers are people who happen to be walking by, and they come in a little surprised and amused by a shop that just sells pencils, but we also get a lot of word-of-mouth business from journalists, designers, architects and kids coming in after school. I love seeing kids get excited about pencils. Adults remember the smell, the tactile sensation of writing with a freshly sharpened pencil.

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