Definition of tangible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtændʒəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtændʒəbl//
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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.
  3. opposite intangible
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, or from late Latin tangibilis, from tangere ‘to touch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tangible