One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Designating a mechanical device or system which is controlled remotely, especially one capable of a degree of articulation and manipulation similar to that of the human hand and which continuously provides the user with sensory feedback during operation; (also) designating a process or activity performed by such a device or system.
A telechiric device or system.
1960s. From tele- + ancient Greek χείρ hand + -ic.
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