Adjective "haptic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.
  1. 'Touch already has made it into the market, with haptic controls to scroll through system menus.'
  2. 'Some virtual worlds provide auditory and haptic information.'
  3. 'Before you decide we've lost our head over MyDevice, we'll come on to the weakest link among MyOrigo's four UI components: haptic feedback.'
  4. 'It is already possible today for researchers to exchange haptic stimuli over the Internet to simulate handshakes.'
  5. 'A demo participant from Microsoft showed a haptic device for playing Jenga online.'
  6. 'Immersion's haptic technology first appeared in a PC joystick in 1996, and with Microsoft the company developed the DirectX force feedback API.'
  7. 'All these instruments give and require haptic feedback - music is a physical universe and the only way through it is for the improviser to engage in an endless assortment of empirical tests.'
  8. 'A haptic pointing device includes a plurality of rigid, elongated proximal members, each connected to a separate rigid, elongated distal member through an articulating joint.'
  9. 'You're saying it has some kind of haptic sensitivity or touch that you can actually develop skills in your fingers.'
  10. 'For Ford, we are running human perception studies to learn how to create harmony in haptic interfaces in a car.'


1. of or relating to the sense of touch: the haptic sensation of holding a real book in your hands.

2. Digital Technology. of or relating to tactile sensations and the sense of touch as a method of interacting with computers and electronic devices: smartphones that incorporate haptic feedback; haptic technology. noun

3. Usually, haptics. Digital Technology. a vibration or other tactile sensation received from a computer or electronic device: You can save po

More examples(as adjective)

"skills can be haptic."


Late 19th century: from Greek haptikos ‘able to touch or grasp’, from haptein ‘fasten’.