tactual

[ tak-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈtæk tʃu əl /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. taction,
  2. tactless,
  3. tactlessly,
  4. tactometer,
  5. tactoreceptor,
  6. tactually,
  7. tactus,
  8. tacubaya,
  9. tad,
  10. tadema

Origin of tactual

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

Related formstac·tu·al·ly, adverbun·tac·tu·al, adjectiveun·tac·tu·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for tactually

tactual

/ (ˈtæktjʊəl) /

adjective

caused by touch; causing a tactile sensation
of or relating to the tactile sense or the organs of touch
Derived Formstactually, adverb

Word Origin for tactual

C17: from Latin tactus a touching; see tact

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Word Origin and History for tactually

tactual

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for tactually

tactual

[ tăkchōō-əl ]

adj.

Tactile.

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