Definition of Sense of touch
1. Noun. The faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands). "Only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
Generic synonyms: Exteroception, Somatosense
Group relationships: Somaesthesia, Somaesthesis, Somataesthesis, Somatesthesia, Somatic Sense, Somatic Sensory System, Somatosensory System, Somesthesia, Somesthesis
Derivative terms: Touch
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sense Of Touch
Literary usage of Sense of touch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Kirkes': Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, William Hayden Rockwell, Charles Loomis Dana (1902)
"The sense of touch is not confined to particular parts of the body of small extent, ... For although the nerves on which the sense of touch depends, ..."
2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The Sense of Touch and its Anomalies The sense of touch (slight contact or delicate pressure) is mediated in the skin chiefly by nerve-beginnings connected ..."
3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1893)
"D. Concerning some Peculiarities of the Sense of Touch. By G. Sergi, Rome, Italy (Zeitschrift f. ..."
4. Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind by Thomas Brown (1824)
"ON THE FEELINGS ASCRIBED TO THE sense of touch,— AND ANALYSIS OF THESE FEELINGS. IN my Last Lecture, Gentlemen, I finished the remarks which I had to offer, ..."
5. Elements of Mental Philosophy by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1847)
"WE are next to consider the sense of TOUCH. The principal organ of this sense ... By the sense of touch, on the contrary, we become acquainted not with one ..."
6. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1843)
"CHAPTER V. THE sense of touch. x Q 26. Of the sense of touch in general and ... By the sense of touch, on the contrary, we become acquainted not with one ..."