Haptics



[hap-tiks] /ˈhæp tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of psychology that investigates sensory data and sensation derived from the sense of touch and localized on the skin.
2.
Digital Technology. the study or use of tactile sensations and the sense of touch as a method of interacting with computers and electronic devices:
Haptics allows you to feel and manipulate digitized objects in a virtual 3-D environment.
[hap-tik] /ˈhæp tɪk/
adjective, Sometimes, haptical
1.
of or relating to the sense of touch:
the haptic sensation of holding a real book in your hands.
2.
Digital Technology. of or relating to tactile sensations and the sense of touch as a method of interacting with computers and electronic devices: smartphones that incorporate haptic feedback;
haptic technology.
noun
3.
Usually, haptics. Digital Technology.

/ˈhæptɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or based on the sense of touch
n.

1895, from haptic; see -ics.
adj.

“pertaining to the sense of touch,” 1890, from Greek haptikos “able to come into contact with,” from haptein “to fasten.”

haptics hap·tics (hāp’tĭks)
n.
The science that deals with the sense of touch.

haptic hap·tic (hāp’tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.
interface
The science of applying tactile sensation to human interaction with computers.
Haptics Community (http://haptic.mech.northwestern.edu/).
(2003-10-17)

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