[ tak-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈtæk tʃu əl /


of or relating to the sense of touch.
communicating or imparting the sensation of contact; arising from or due to touch.

Origin of tactual

1635–45; < Latin tāctu(s) touch (see tact) + -al1

Related forms

tac·tu·al·ly, adverbun·tac·tu·al, adjectiveun·tac·tu·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tactual


/ (ˈtæktjʊəl) /


caused by touch; causing a tactile sensation
of or relating to the tactile sense or the organs of touch

Derived Forms

tactually, adverb

Word Origin for tactual

C17: from Latin tactus a touching; see tact
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Medicine definitions for tactual


[ tăkchōō-əl ]


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