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tan·gi·ble

 (tăn′jə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
b. Possible to touch.
c. Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.
2. Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.
3. Law Relating to or being property of a physical nature, such as land, objects, and goods.
n.
1. Something palpable or concrete.
2. tangibles Property having a physical form.

[Late Latin tangibilis, from Latin tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

tan′gi·bil′i·ty, tan′gi·ble·ness n.
tan′gi·bly adv.

tangible

(ˈtændʒəbəl)
adj
1. capable of being touched or felt; having real substance: a tangible object.
2. capable of being clearly grasped by the mind; substantial rather than imaginary: tangible evidence.
3. (Law) having a physical existence; corporeal: tangible assets.
n
(often plural) a tangible thing or asset
[C16: from Late Latin tangibilis, from Latin tangere to touch]
ˌtangiˈbility, ˈtangibleness n
ˈtangibly adv

tan•gi•ble

(ˈtæn dʒə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being touched; material or substantial.
2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary.
3. definite; not vague or elusive: tangible grounds for suspicion.
4. having actual physical existence, as real estate, and therefore capable of being assigned a monetary value.
n.
5. something tangible, esp. a tangible asset.
[1580–90; < Late Latin tangibilis < Latin tang(ere) to touch]
tan`gi•bil′i•ty, tan′gi•ble•ness, n.
tan′gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tangible - perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch; "skin with a tangible roughness"
concrete - capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
impalpable, intangible - incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch; "the intangible constituent of energy"- James Jeans
2.tangible - capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
concrete - capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
3.tangible - (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value ; "tangible property like real estate"; "tangible assets such as machinery"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
intangible - (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value; "intangible assets such as good will"
4.tangible - capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt; "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"; "a palpable lie"
perceptible - capable of being perceived by the mind or senses; "a perceptible limp"; "easily perceptible sounds"; "perceptible changes in behavior"

tangible

tangible

adjective
1. Discernible by touch:
2. Composed of or relating to things that occupy space and can be perceived by the senses:
3. Having verifiable existence:
Translations
مَلْموس، مادّي
konkrétnískutečný
konkret
kouriintuntuvatodellinen
megtapinthatótapintható
áòreifanlegur
apčiuopiamasapčiuopiamumas
drošsīststaustāms
dotykalnykonkretnynamacalnyzrozumiały
elle tutulursomut

tangible

[ˈtændʒəbl] ADJ [object] → tangible; [difference, proof, evidence] → tangible, palpable
tangible assetsbienes mpl tangibles, inmovilizado msing material

tangible

[ˈtændʒəbəl] adj [evidence] → tangible; [relief] → palpable
The relief was almost tangible → Le soulagement était presque palpable.tangible assets nplbiens mpl réels

tangible

adj
(lit)greifbar, berührbar
(fig) resultgreifbar; proofhandfest; assetshandfest, real

tangible

[ˈtændʒəbl] adj (proof, results) → tangibile; (difference) → sostanziale
tangible assets → patrimonio reale

tangible

(ˈtӕndʒəbl) adjective
real or definite. tangible evidence.
ˈtangibly adverb
ˈtangibility noun
References in classic literature ?
This happened not because they were displeased by the substance of his speech, which had even been forgotten after the many subsequent speeches, but to animate it the crowd needed a tangible object to love and a tangible object to hate.
It was a foregone conclusion that he would be suspected; but, to make it a sure thing there must be tangible proof--such as the actual buying of the poison, and that, with a man of the peculiar appearance of Mr.
just as she might have distinguished between a tangible object and its reflection in a glass, Affery made out this difference with her head going round and round.
Surrounded by poverty, decay and ruin, it conveys to us a more tangible impression of the former greatness of Pisa than books could give us.
There was really, even now, no tangible evidence to the contrary; but since the previous night a vague dread had hung on his sky-line.
I had reports of three other men occupying responsible positions in the city, Thomson, against whom there was really tangible and serious evidence.
White Fang sensed the coming calamity, even before there was tangible evidence of it.
By degrees I waxed more warm and tender than, perhaps, I had ever been before; but still I said nothing tangible, and she attempted no repulse, until, in passing a moss rose-tree that I had brought her some weeks since, in my sister's name, she plucked a beautiful half-open bud and bade me give it to Rose.
Then he added: "It is probable that his suspicion--more than that, his reasoning --has led him to lay his hand on something tangible.
The other affair served its purpose well--we now have something tangible to work on, Olga.
Oh, it all burst before the girl, and she even stretched out her gloved hands as if it was tangible.
Some were condensing air into a dry tangible substance, by extracting the nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid particles percolate; others softening marble, for pillows and pin-cushions; others petrifying the hoofs of a living horse, to preserve them from foundering.