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exploratory procedure

1. a surgical procedure used to diagnose disease when less invasive methods are inconclusive.

2. a method used by people for feeling the surfaces of objects. People tend to modify their use of touch to optimize the acquisition of information. Thus, they may push on a surface to judge its hardness or stroke it with the index finger to perceive texture. [described in 1987 by Canadian psychologist Susan J. Lederman and U.S. psychologist Roberta L. Klatzky (1947–  )]

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February 26th 2024