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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tangible  \Tan"gi*ble\,  a.  [L.  tangibilis  fr  tangere  to  touch: 
  cf  F.  tangible.  See  {Tangent}.] 
  1.  Perceptible  to  the  touch;  tactile;  palpable.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Capable  of  being  possessed  or  realized;  readily 
  apprehensible  by  the  mind;  real;  substantial;  evident.  ``A 
  tangible  blunder.''  --Byron. 
 
  Direct  and  tangible  benefit  to  ourselves  and  others 
  --Southey. 
  --  {Tan"gi*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Tan"gi*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tangible 
  adj  1:  perceptible  by  the  senses  especially  the  sense  of  touch; 
  "skin  with  a  tangible  roughness"  [ant:  {intangible}] 
  2:  possible  to  be  treated  as  fact  "tangible  evidence";  "his 
  brief  time  as  Prime  Minister  brought  few  real  benefits  to 
  the  poor"  [syn:  {real}] 
  3:  (of  especially  business  assets)  having  physical  substance 
  and  intrinsic  monetary  value  ;  "tangible  property  like 
  real  estate";  "tangible  assets  such  as  machinery"  [ant:  {intangible}] 
  4:  capable  of  being  perceived  by  the  senses  or  the  mind; 
  especially  capable  of  being  handled  or  touched  or  felt;  "a 
  barely  palpable  dust";  "felt  sudden  anger  in  a  palpable 
  wave";  "the  air  was  warm  and  close--palpable  as  cotton" 
  [syn:  {palpable}]  [ant:  {impalpable}] 
  5:  having  substance  or  material  existence;  perceptible  to  the 
  senses  "a  physical  manifestation";  "surrounded  by 
  tangible  objects"  [syn:  {physical},  {touchable}] 




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