Definition of Tangible

1. Adjective. Perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch. "Skin with a tangible roughness"

Exact synonyms: Touchable
Also: Concrete
Similar to: Tactile, Tactual
Antonyms: Intangible
Derivative terms: Tangibility, Tangibleness



2. Adjective. Capable of being treated as fact. "His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
Exact synonyms: Real
Similar to: Concrete
Derivative terms: Reality, Tangibleness

3. Adjective. (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value. "Tangible assets such as machinery"
Category relationships: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Similar to: Real, Realizable
Antonyms: Intangible

4. Adjective. Capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt. "A palpable lie"
Exact synonyms: Palpable
Similar to: Perceptible
Also: Perceptible
Antonyms: Impalpable
Derivative terms: Tangibility, Tangibleness

Definition of Tangible

1. a. Perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable.

Definition of Tangible

1. Adjective. touchable; able to be touched or felt; perceptible by the sense of touch; palpable ¹

2. Adjective. possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete ¹

3. Adjective. comprehensible by the mind; understandable ¹

4. Noun. real or concrete results ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tangible

1. something palpable [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tangible

tangential wound
tangentiality
tangentially
tangents
tangerine
tangerine tree
tangerines
tangeritin
tangfish
tanghin
tanghinia
tanghins
tangi
tangibilities
tangibility
tangible (current term)
tangibleness
tangiblenesses
tangibles
tangibly
tangie
tangientially
tangier disease
tangies
tangiest
tanginess
tanginesses
tanging
tangis

Literary usage of Tangible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"These are tangible. Distance in all its forms — as distance from the eye ; as distance between parts of the same body, or magnitude ; and as distance of ..."

2. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"These are tangible. Distance in all its forms—as distance from the eye; as distance between parts of the same body, or magnitude; and as distance of body ..."

3. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green, Richard Lewis Nettleship (1894)
"These are tangible. Distance in all its forms—as distance from the eye; as distance between parts of the same body, or magnitude ; and as distance of body ..."

4. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green (1894)
"Owing to long experience of the connection of these tangible ideas with visible ones, the magnitude of the latter and their degrees of faintness and ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"The weak, the gross, the frivolous, fasten upon the tangible, and the tangible only. They see hut in Pope the waspish little humpback ; in Burns only the ..."

6. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"An assignor who has no legal title but is a mere bailee of a non-negotiable tangible chose in action can give no right even to a bona fide purchaser which ..."

7. Valuation of Public Service Corporations: Legal and Economic Phases of by Robert Harvey Whitten, Whitten, Robert Harvey, 1873-1936 (1912)
"Columbus, Ohio, Electricity Rate Case, 1906—Fair present value of tangible and intangible property. In the case of Columbus Railway and Light Company v. ..."

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