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Definition of "tangible" []

  • Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin. (adjective)
  • Possible to touch. (adjective)
  • Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence. (adjective)
  • Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan. (adjective)
  • Law That can be valued monetarily: tangible property. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tangible" in a sentence
  • "Information can be instantiated in tangible property, which is defined as a tangible object ( "ideal object") with boundaries that can be possessed."
  • "Officials pointed to what they described as tangible signs of their progress on Guantanamo, saying 11 detainees have been resettled or repatriated, one has been moved to New York for criminal trial, and another detained in the U.S. as an "enemy combatant" has pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges."
  • "Just hours before he broke the news, a source close to the investigation tells me, the suspect's wife came forward with what he calls tangible evidence leading to Laurean."