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tac·tile / ˈtaktl; ˈtakˌtīl/ • adj. of or connected with the sense of touch: vocal and visual signals become less important as tactile signals intensify. ∎  perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: she had a distinct, almost tactile memory. ∎  designed to be perceived by touch: tactile exhibitions help blind people enjoy the magic of sculpture. ∎  (of a person) given to touching others, esp. as an unselfconscious expression of sympathy or affection.DERIVATIVES: tac·til·i·ty / takˈtilitē/ n.

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tactile XVII. — L. tactilis, f. tact-, pp. stem of tangere touch; see -ILE.

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tactile (tak-tyl) adj. relating to or affecting the sense of touch.

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tactile Pertaining to the sense of touch.

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tactile Pertaining to the sense of touch.