What does tangible mean?

Definitions for tangible
ˈtæn dʒə bəltan·gi·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangible, touchable(adj)

    perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch

    "skin with a tangible roughness"

  2. real, tangible(adj)

    capable of being treated as fact

    "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

  3. tangible(adj)

    (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value

    "tangible property like real estate"; "tangible assets such as machinery"

  4. palpable, tangible(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. tangible(Noun)

    real or concrete results

    Yes, but what are the tangibles?

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

  2. tangible(Adjective)

    touchable; able to be touched or felt; perceptible by the sense of touch; palpable

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

  3. tangible(Adjective)

    possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

  4. tangible(Adjective)

    comprehensible by the mind; understandable

    Etymology: Latin tangibilis, from tangere, "to touch".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangible(adj)

    perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable

  2. Tangible(adj)

    capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tangible

    tan′ji-bl, adj. perceptible by the touch: capable of being possessed or realised.—ns. Tangib′ilē, a tactile sensation or object; Tangibil′ity, quality of being tangible or perceptible to the touch; Tan′gibleness, the state or quality of being tangible.—adv. Tan′gibly. [L. tangibilistangĕre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tangible

    Capable of seeing the result.

    The organizational policies for employees give tangible results at their review.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

Anagrams for tangible »

  1. bleating

  2. belating

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangible in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of tangible in a Sentence

  1. Andrea Thompson:

    I've told the deputy foreign minister if and when it's appropriate and they have tangible next steps, that I'm willing to talk, but to come to the table and hear the same story line from the past five years isn't a productive use of our time.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Only a government that is capable of and committed to undertaking real and tangible reforms will restore investor confidence and unlock international assistance for Lebanon.

  3. Jeffrey Sprecher:

    We believe that placing more of the firm's own capital at the top of default waterfalls materially reduces regulatory capital charges on our members, most of the recent debate has focused on the safety and soundness of clearing houses primarily - which is very important - but we also view having more 'skin in the game' as a tangible differentiating factor in terms of lowering costs to customers.

  4. Nigel Kushner:

    The reality is that there will be no tangible change in the EU or U.S. sanctions regime for at least six to nine months at best.

  5. State John Kerry:

    I will be coming back in a few days and will meet with leaders from Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to work through real and tangible options that could perhaps reignite a political process and bring about a political transition in Syria.

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