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Definition of tangible adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] that can be clearly seen to exist tangible benefits/improvements/results, etc. We cannot accept his findings without tangible evidence. tangible assets (= a company's buildings, machinery, etc.)
  2. 2that you can touch and feel The tension between them was almost tangible. opposite intangible
adverb Laura was almost tangibly aware of his hard gray eyes focused on her.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tangible