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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtangibletan‧gi‧ble /ˈtændʒəbəl/ ●○○ adjective  1 REAL/NOT IMAGINARYclear enough or definite enough to be easily seen or noticed opp intangible The scheme must have tangible benefits for the unemployed.tangible evidence/proof He has no tangible evidence of John’s guilt.2 tangible assets/property3 technical if something is tangible, you can touch or feel it The silence of the countryside was almost tangible.tangibly adverbtangibility /ˌtændʒəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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tangibleThe silence as she lifts the lid is almost tangible.What sticks in the brain, and occasionally the heart, is something much less tangible.Macca converted this and the relief was tangible.There is no tangible evidence of dishonesty among the company's directors.Defense, education and tax cuts are tangible issues for Bush officials that they link to popular campaign promises.tangible personal propertyMost of its business is solving problems rather than manufacturing tangible products.Groups seem to be most successful when undertaking tangible projects, as Black Mountain was when building its second campus.The discussions produced no tangible results.Finally, it also is tangible satisfaction when I get around to using it because I remember the work put into it.The passion of the writing was so tangible she almost cried.tangible evidence/proofIt was realised that our first aim should be to secure more tangible evidence and, if possible, further witnesses.Of course not; they are the tangible evidence of a Government's full commitment to one of the country's major industries.It represented tangible proof of her achievements after years of struggle in a male-dominated profession.In trying to conceal his negligence the projectionist had provided me with tangible evidence of the grand illusion.The institution also provided patients with tangible evidence that society feared the disease.Company patronage is tangible evidence that the companies are committed to high standards of professional management.In the absence of more tangible evidence, the argument regarding possible harmful effects on children can be ignored.almost tangibleThe atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible.The silence as she lifts the lid is almost tangible.The silence closed in around her and her loneliness was almost tangible.By the early 1970s there was an almost tangible atmosphere of guilt by association.Their approval was so strong it was almost tangible, filling the big cluttered studio with sound.This, the second largest city in Bavaria, is an unusual mix of ancient architecture and almost tangible joie-de-vivre.The words would hang in the air; they were almost tangible on the day after a row.
From Longman Business Dictionarytangibletan‧gi‧ble /ˈtændʒəbəl/ adjective1tangible results, proof, benefits etc can clearly be seen to exist or to have happenedNew revenue streams, particularly from e-commerce opportunities are creating tangible benefits for the core business.There is little tangible evidence that there will be an economic recovery.tangibly adverbCan centers of excellence tangibly improve productivity and quality?2able to be touched and feltGold is a tangible commodity that investors can turn to in times of financial instability.
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