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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tangibility - the quality of being perceivable by touch
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
impalpability, intangibility, intangibleness - the quality of being intangible and not perceptible by touch


The quality or condition of being discernible by touch:
elle tutulabilmesomutluk


[ˌtændʒɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ntangibilidad f


nGreifbarkeit f


(ˈtӕndʒəbl) adjective
real or definite. tangible evidence.
ˈtangibly adverb
ˈtangibility noun
References in classic literature ?
The situation is suggestive of a reality and a tangibility that seem at variance with the vagueness and mystery and ghostliness that one naturally attaches to the character of a god.
She was thrilling with unexpressed love for the mother she had never seen, and this written speech from the grave seemed to give more tangibility to her having ever existed, than did the vision of her.
Near the horizon the sun was smouldering dimly, almost obscured by formless mists and vapors, which gave an impression of mass and density without outline or tangibility.
While the tangibility of the children's hospital is exciting, it is what will be housed within it that will truly have impact, Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation President and CEO Brynn Boback-Lane said.
Table 1: Frequency (%) of satisfied responses and dissatisfied responses with tangibility, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy and accessibility and affordability indicators in public and private sector hospitals.
This gives a tangibility to the difference one person can make to another's life and career by mentoring and guiding them.
BIS provides traceability and tangibility benefits to the Indian economy in a number of ways, by providing safe, reliable, quality goods, minimizing health hazards to consumers, promoting exports and imports substitutions, and controlling over-proliferation through standardization, certification, and testing.
The questionnaire consisted of a section/segment with demographic information and two other parts with 52 questions each related to expectations and perceptions measurement; nine questions related to tangibility, eight questions related to responsiveness, six questions related to reliability, 15 questions related to assurance, seven questions related to empathy, two questions related to Bakhsheesh (defined as tip, as used by Andleeb (6) in his study), and five questions related to communication for both expectations and perceptions.
While this might not seem like the most appetising form of business during a global boom, at a time when many markets around the world are quiet the tangibility of the business associated with the renewal of large commercial fleets can prove alluring.
Previously, a high proportion of these charges was driven by Islamic banks' greater appetite for investing in the volatile real-estate sector, seen as closer to Shari'ah principles due to the tangibility of property assets.
Following previous studies (Houston and James, 1996; Denis and Mihov, 2003), our regressions control for firm characteristics found in prior research to affect the choice of debt source including: 1) TANGIBILITY defined as the ratio of net property, plant, and equipment to total assets, 2) PROFITABILITY, which is the ratio of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) to total assets, 3) TOBIN_Q, the firm's Tobin's Q defined as the ratio of the sum of the market value of equity and the book value of debt to the book value of assets, 4) Altman's (1968) z-score (ZJSCORE) calculated as follows: (1.
For Breer, film was about tangibility, not fantasy.