Taction Tac"tion, n. [L. tactio, from tangere, tactum, to touch.] The act of touching; touch; contact; tangency. ``External taction.'' --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

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  • Taction — (v. lat.), 1) (Tactus), der Tastsinn; 2) Berührung; daher das Problem der T en, von Apollonios aufgestellte u. (in der Schrift περὶ ἐπαφῶν) gelöste allgemeine Aufgabe: von Punkten, geraden Linien u. Kreisen sind in einer Ebene je drei gegeben;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • taction — index contact (touching) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • taction — [tak′shən] n. [L tactio < tactus: see TACT] Rare a touching or being touched; contact …   English World dictionary

  • taction — ˈtakshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin taction , tactio, from tactus (past participle of tangere to touch) + ion , io ion more at tangent : the act of touching : touch, contact …   Useful english dictionary

  • taction — noun Etymology: Latin taction , tactio, from tangere Date: circa 1623 touch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • taction — /tak sheuhn/, n. touch; contact. [1615 25; < L taction (s. of tactio) a touching, equiv. to tact(us) (ptp. of tangere to touch) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • taction — /ˈtækʃən/ (say takshuhn) noun Obsolete touch; contact. {Latin tactiōn , stem of tactiō a touching} …   Australian English dictionary

  • TACTION — s. f. T. didactique. Action du toucher. Il est très peu usité …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • taction — noun a) The act of touching; touch; contact. b) The sense of touch …   Wiktionary

  • taction — 1. The sense of touch. 2. The act of touching. [L. tactio, fr. tango, pp. tactus, to touch] * * * tac·tion (takґshən) [L. tactio] touch …   Medical dictionary

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