1. Perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable.
2. Capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident. “A tangible blunder.”
Direct and tangible benefit to ourselves and others. --Southey.
-- Tan*gi*ble*ness, n. -- Tan*gi*bly, adv.
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]