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haptics

[hap-tiks] /ˈhæp tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of psychology that investigates cutaneous sense data.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; haptic < Greek haptikós able to grasp or perceive, equivalent to háp(tein) to grasp, sense, perceive + -tikos -tic; see -ics
Related forms
haptic, haptical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for haptical

haptics

n.

1895, from haptic; see -ics.

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haptical in Medicine

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

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