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tactual

[tak-choo-uh l] /ˈtæk tʃu əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the sense of touch.
2.
communicating or imparting the sensation of contact; arising from or due to touch.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin tāctu(s) touch (see tact) + -al1
Related forms
tactually, adverb
untactual, adjective
untactually, adverb
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Examples from the web for tactual
  • Focus is on individuals who have difficulty both receiving and understanding auditory, visual, and tactual information.
  • As they mature, these students become less tactual and more in need of light.
British Dictionary definitions for tactual

tactual

/ˈtæktjʊəl/
adjective
1.
caused by touch; causing a tactile sensation
2.
of or relating to the tactile sense or the organs of touch
Derived Forms
tactually, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tactus a touching; see tact
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Word Origin and History for tactual
adj.

1640s, from Latin tactus "touch" (see tactile) + -al (1).

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tactual in Medicine

tactual tac·tu·al (tāk'chōō-əl)
adj.
Tactile.

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