[ tan-juh-buhl ]
/ ˈtæn dʒə bəl /
capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial.
real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary: the tangible benefits of sunshine.
definite; not vague or elusive: no tangible grounds for suspicion.
(of an asset) having actual physical existence, as real estate or chattels, and therefore capable of being assigned a value in monetary terms.
something tangible, especially a tangible asset.
Origin of tangible
1580–90; < Late Latin tangibilis, equivalent to Latin tang(ere) to touch + -ibilis -ible
tan·gi·bil·i·ty, tan·gi·ble·ness, nountan·gi·bly, adverbnon·tan·gi·ble, adjectivenon·tan·gi·ble·ness, noun
non·tan·gi·bly, adverbpre·tan·gi·ble, adjectivepre·tan·gi·bly, adverbqua·si-tan·gi·ble, adjectivequa·si-tan·gi·bly, adverbun·tan·gi·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-tangible
/ (ˈtændʒəbəl) /
capable of being touched or felt; having real substancea tangible object
capable of being clearly grasped by the mind; substantial rather than imaginarytangible evidence
having a physical existence; corporealtangible assets
(often plural) a tangible thing or asset
Derived Formstangibility or tangibleness, nountangibly, adverb
Word Origin for tangible
C16: from Late Latin tangibilis, from Latin tangere to touch
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