Word of the Day – Haptic

By April 16, 2019 Word of the Day

Haptic (adj)


Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.

Late 19th century: from Greek haptikos ‘able to touch or grasp’, from haptein ‘fasten’.

Example sentences

“Newer eReaders offer haptic screens, allowing readers much more control.”

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