Share this entry

vibrotactile Line breaks: vibro|tac¦tile
Pronunciation: /ˌvʌɪbrə(ʊ)ˈtakθʌɪl/

Definition of vibrotactile in English:


Relating to the perception of vibration through touch.
Example sentences
  • The second stage was defined as intermittent or persistent numbness, as well as reduced sensory perception confirmed by subjective tests for tactile, esthesiometric, and vibrotactile perception.
  • A study of long-term effects in individuals who experienced acute toxicity with organophosphorus insecticides indicated dose-dependent decreases in sustained visual attention and vibrotactile sensitivity.
  • Vibrotactile stimuli activate the auditory cortices in the congenitally deaf, suggesting that the cortical areas that normally subserve hearing may process vibrotactile information in those whose auditory abilities are lacking.

Definition of vibrotactile in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coiffeur
Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
a hairdresser