perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
"skin with a tangible roughness"
capable of being treated as fact
"tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
(of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
"tangible property like real estate"; "tangible assets such as machinery"
capable of being perceived; 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"; "a palpable lie"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is apparent which clearly appears to the senses or to the mind as soon as the attention is directed toward it; that is evident of which the mind is made sure by some inference that supplements the facts of perception; the marks of a struggle were apparent in broken shrubbery and trampled ground, and the finding of a mutilated body and a rifled purse made it evident that robbery and murder had been committed. That is manifest which we can lay the hand upon; manifest is thus stronger than evident, as touch is more absolute than sight; that the picture was a modern copy of an ancient work was evident, and on comparison with the original its inferiority was manifest. That is obvious which is directly in the way so that it can not be missed; as, the application of the remark was obvious. Visible applies to all that can be perceived by the sense of sight, whether the noonday sun, a ship on the horizon, or a microscopic object. Discernible applies to that which is dimly or faintly visible, requiring strain and effort in order to be seen; as, the ship was discernible through the mist. That is conspicuous which stands out so as necessarily or strikingly to attract the attention. Palpable and tangible express more emphatically the thought of manifest.
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How to use tangible in a sentence?
We understand his disappointment, each boxer is free to say what he wants but any accusations need to be based on something tangible.
Up to tonight everything had been quite separate, now it comes together. That’s really what the website does, the website brings it all together. It’s meaningful for us to be part of this project, to work on something that can bring tangible results to people.
As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.
I ’m very frustrated, because at my age, and I have a young son, I would like to have something tangible to at least think about that offset all of the pessimism that is built up in me on the topic of climate change.
We can now be certain that the health of livestock animals, and how we care for them, is inextricably linked to our own health and the effectiveness of medicines we rely on every day, we need international governments, policy makers and the agricultural industry to coordinate their actions and set tangible targets for the reduction and better use of antibiotics in animals.
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- tangibleCatalan, Valencian
- fassbar, erfassbar, konkret, begreifbar, erfühlbar, greifbarGerman
- kouriintuntuva, ymmärrettävä, todellinenFinnish
- tanxíbel, tanxibleGalician
- begrijpelijk, concreet, tastbaarDutch
- forståelig, begripelig, konkret, håndgripelig, følbar, fattbarNorwegian
- zrozumiały, konkretny, dotykalny, namacalnyPolish
- tangibil, palpabilRomanian
- ощутимый, осязаемый, конкретный, реальный, понятный, заметныйRussian
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