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tangible

tan·gi·ble

tangible

 
pronunciation:
taen jih bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of being touched or perceived by touch.
An apple is tangible whereas an idea is not.
synonyms:
corporeal, palpable, tactile
antonyms:
immaterial, intangible
similar words:
concrete, material, objective, perceptible, phenomenal, physical, sensory, solid, substantial
definition 2: factual or real.
The DNA test provided tangible proof of his guilt.
synonyms:
actual, concrete, factual, real, substantial, substantive
similar words:
material, objective, true
definition 3: capable of being comprehended or realized; clear and definite.
That the drug relieves symptoms without causing side effects is a tangible advantage.
synonyms:
clear-cut, concrete, definite, obvious, palpable, positive
antonyms:
intangible
similar words:
apparent, clear, evident, manifest, sure
definition 4: capable of being assigned a monetary value.
tangible assets
similar words:
capital, material
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (pl.) assets in a physical form, such as land; material assets.
synonyms:
assets
similar words:
capital, holdings, investment, property, real estate
derivations: tangibly (adv.), tangibility (n.), tangibleness (n.)
Word Parts
The word tangible contains the following parts:
tact, tang, ting Latin root that means touch
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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admissible, adorable, amiable, amicable, audible, avoidable, believable, bearable, biodegradable, capable, calculable, cognizable, comparable, compatible, comprehensible, conformable, conversable, convertible, corrigible, credible, creditable, curable, dependable, despicable, disagreeable, disposable, divisible, eligible, explicable, flammable, flexible, illegible, illimitable, imaginable, immiscible, immovable, immutable, impalpable, impassable, impeccable, impermeable, impermissible, imperturbable, implacable, implausible, imponderable, impossible, impregnable, inalienable, inaudible, incapable, incalculable, incommunicable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, detectable, conceivable, incorrigible, incredible, incurable, indefeasible, indelible, indescribable, indestructible, indivisible, indomitable, ineligible, ineluctable, ineradicable, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, inexpiable, inexplicable, infallible, inhospitable, inimitable, inscrutable, inseparable, insuperable, intangible, interminable, intractable, invaluable, invariable, invincible, invisible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irremissible, irreparable, irreversible, irrevocable, legible, likable, lovable, manageable, measurable, movable, navigable, notable, opposable, palpable, perishable, permissible, placable, portable, possible, potable, predictable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, acceptable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable