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tangible

[ tan-juh-buhl ]
/ ˈtæn dʒə bəl /
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adjective
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.
noun
something tangible, especially a tangible asset.
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Origin of tangible

1580–90; <Late Latin tangibilis, equivalent to Latin tang(ere) to touch + -ibilis-ible

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British Dictionary definitions for tangible

tangible
/ (ˈtændʒəbəl) /

adjective
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
noun
(often plural) a tangible thing or asset

Derived forms of tangible

tangibility or tangibleness, nountangibly, adverb

Word Origin for tangible

C16: from Late Latin tangibilis, from Latin tangere to touch
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