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Thursday, June 24, 2010

haptic

\HAP-tik\ , adjective;
1.
Relating to the sense of touch; tactile.
noun:
1.
The science that deals with the sense of touch.
Quotes:
Why do people want haptic augmented reality? So a mother-to-be can touch her unborn child in the womb.
-- Bruce Sterling, "Beyond the beyond: Augmented Reality: Haptic Augmented Reality", Wired, May 2010
Loats would hear her get up at night, making her haptic way through the dark rooms, peering through the windows into the night for the telltale lanterns of the Americans.
-- Annie Proulx, Accordion Crimes
Origin:
Haptic derives from the Greek haptikos, "to grasp."
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