hapticsnoun, plural in form but singular in construction
Definition of haptics
1 : the use of electronically or mechanically generated movement that a user experiences through the sense of touch as part of an interface (as on a gaming console or smartphone) Some video games let players experience simple examples of haptics; … players can feel shudders and jolts through joysticks and steering wheels that are linked to virtual activities like driving vehicles with high-torque motors.— Anne Eisenberg Instead the haptics engine motor simulates the feeling of pressing a button.— Ben Sin
2 medical : a science concerned with the sense of touch The study of touching behavior is called haptics.— Bruce M. Rowe and Diane P. Levine
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