Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: tangibilis, from Latin tangere 'to touch'


1 clear enough or definite enough to be easily seen or noticed [≠ intangible]:
The scheme must have tangible benefits for the unemployed.
tangible evidence/proof
He has no tangible evidence of John's guilt.

tangible assets/property

property such as buildings, equipment etc
3 technical if something is tangible, you can touch or feel it:
The silence of the countryside was almost tangible.
tangibly adverb
tangibility noun [uncountable]

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