What does tangible mean?

Definitions for tangible
ˈtæn dʒə bəltan·gi·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangible, touchableadjective

    perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch

    "skin with a tangible roughness"

  2. real, tangibleadjective

    capable of being treated as fact

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

  3. tangibleadjective

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

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

  4. palpable, tangibleadjective

    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. tangiblenoun

    real or concrete results

    Yes, but what are the tangibles?

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

  2. tangibleadjective

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

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

  3. tangibleadjective

    possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete

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

  4. tangibleadjective

    comprehensible by the mind; understandable

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangibleadjective

    perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable

  2. Tangibleadjective

    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  

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  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. Mustafa Alani:

    They understand the complexity of their task. How difficult it will be to come up with something tangible, so they will not aim to create a centralized leadership that reflects who controls the ground because this will be impossible. They will aim to produce a centralized leadership that has reasonable, rational thinking and can sit at the table.

  2. Katherine Cramer:

    Trump and the Brexit vote offer up tangible targets, and it is not surprising that people grab onto them. The vote yesterday is a reminder that Trump could very well win the presidential election.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Everyone has something to offer to someone else or others. Yes! you heard me right as ever. Do you claim that you don't have tangible things like money to share out? If yes then listen up, you do have intangible things to share out like your God-given words of wisdom, insights, motivations, inspirations and stuffs like that. And may I tell you this, whoever that claims not to have something to share with someone else or others is stingy and delusive. You can say I said so.

  4. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari:

    This is the first direct tangible assistance for the reconstruction and stabilization efforts by the government to normalize life in the areas liberated from ISIS.

  5. Norman Cousins:

    Like a celestial chaperon, the placebo leads us through the uncharted passageways of mind and gives us a greater sense of infinity than if we were to spend all our days with our eyes hypnotically glued to the giant telescope at Mt. Palomar. What we see ultimately is that the placebo isn't really necessary and that the mind can carry out its difficult and wondrous missions unprompted by little pills. The placebo is only a tangible object made essential in an age that feels uncomfortable with intangibles, an age that prefers to think that every inner effect must have an outer cause. Since it has size and shape and can be hand-held, the placebo satisfies the contemporary craving for visible mechanisms and visible answers . The placebo, then, is an emissary between the will to live and the body.

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. squashy
    • B. transparent
    • C. reassuring
    • D. dependable

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