haptic vs tactile what difference

what is difference between haptic and tactile

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἁπτικός (haptikós, able to come in contact with), from ἅπτω (háptō, to touch) + -ικός (-ikós, suffix forming an adjective from a noun).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæptɪk/
  • Rhymes: -æptɪk
  • Hyphenation: hapt‧ic

Adjective

haptic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the sense of touch.
    Synonym: tactile
  2. (computing) Of or relating to haptics (the study of user interfaces that use the sense of touch).

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • haptics (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • haptic technology on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • -pathic, pathic, phatic


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French tactile, from Latin tactilis (that may be touched, tangible), from tangere (to touch).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæktaɪl/, /ˈtæktəl/

Adjective

tactile (comparative more tactile, superlative most tactile)

  1. Tangible; perceptible to the sense of touch.
  2. Used for feeling.
  3. Of or relating to the sense of touch.
    • H. N. Martin
      The delicacy of the tactile sense varies on different parts of the skin; it is greatest on the forehead, temples and back of the forearm.

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • haptic
  • palpable
  • touchable

Further reading

  • tactile in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • tactile in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • tactile at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • lattice, talcite

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin tāctilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tak.til/

Adjective

tactile (plural tactiles)

  1. tactile
  2. haptic

Derived terms

  • écran tactile
  • pavé tactile
  • tactilement

Further reading

  • “tactile” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Adjective

tāctile

  1. nominative neuter singular of tāctilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of tāctilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of tāctilis

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