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The act of touching; contact.

[Latin tāctiō, tāctiōn-, from tāctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]


obsolete the act of touching; contact
[C17: from Latin tactiō a touching, from tangere to touch]
tact, taction - Tact first referred to the sense of touch, from Latin tactus, "touch, sense of touch"; taction is the action of touching.
See also related terms for touching.
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The superstition that maladies can be cured by royal taction is dead, but like many a departed conviction it has left a monument of custom to keep its memory green.
It seems the minds of these people are so taken up with intense speculations, that they neither can speak, nor attend to the discourses of others, without being roused by some external taction upon the organs of speech and hearing; for which reason, those persons who are able to afford it always keep a flapper
Traitant de l'anxiete liee a Taction de souffler, cet article prend au serieux les inquietudes des interlocuteurs de l'auteur quant aux consequences de la pratique des cuivres sur leur corps.
Baron, "Trois approches d'apprentissage collaboratif dans Taction pour soutenir le developpement du leadership," Humain et organisation, vol.
Contract awarded for 29940060-end frame driving end assembly (machined) with air out let net of wap-7/wag-9 loco for taction motors (type 6fra 6068) as per clw drg.
Para Boltanski (2007: 124) <<la denonciation constitue donc ici une mediation necessaire de l'orientation vers Taction" [6].
The tough-talking taction also talked about the hurdles he's bracing for, and the possible composition the lineup.
All of taction - coupled with literally half a dozen huge album releases in the month of May (including new records from Snow Patrol and Ash) mean that it's very much our time to shine.
Le TAM (voir Davis) represente une variante de la theorie de Taction raisonnee, qui s'applique specifiquement au comportement d'adoption des technologies de l'information.
Argumenta que el espacio es "el otro" que comunica con el sujeto, y con el que, --sobre la base del intercambio-, se producen transformaciones que aseguran la dinamica narrativa: "L'Espace n'est plus seulement ce decor sur le devant duquel s'enleve Taction, il est l'un des acteurs evoluant sur la scene narrative" (15) (Gardies.