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[hap-tiks] /ˈhæp tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of psychology that investigates cutaneous sense data.
Origin of haptics
1890-95; haptic < Greek haptikós able to grasp or perceive, equivalent to háp(tein) to grasp, sense, perceive + -tikos -tic; see -ics
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haptic, haptical, adjective Unabridged
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  • Although games should benefit greatly from this technology, the haptics introduce other interesting perks.
Word Origin and History for haptics

1895, from haptic; see -ics.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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haptics in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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haptics in Technology
The science of applying tactile sensation to human interaction with computers.
Haptics Community (
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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