Definition of haptic in English:

haptic

Line breaks: hap¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˈhaptɪk
 
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adjective

technical
Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception: haptic feedback devices create the illusion of substance and force within the virtual world
More example sentences
  • A haptic pointing device includes a plurality of rigid, elongated proximal members, each connected to a separate rigid, elongated distal member through an articulating joint.
  • In February 2002, US-based Immersion filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and Sony for patent-infringement, for use of its haptic, or touch, technology.
  • Some virtual worlds provide auditory and haptic information.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek haptikos 'able to touch or grasp', from haptein 'fasten'.

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