Definition of haptics in US English:

haptics

noun

  • 1Chiefly Psychology and Linguistics. Tactile and kinaesthetic sensation; touch, especially as a means of nonverbal communication; the study of this.

  • 2Technology that provides a user interface based on the stimulation of the senses of touch and movement (kinaesthesia); the branch of science or engineering concerned with such technology.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From post-classical Latin haptice from ancient Greek ἁπτικός + post-classical Latin -e, suffix forming feminine nouns: see -ic.

Pronunciation

haptics

/ˈhaptɪks/