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tan·gi·ble

tangible

 
 
pronunciation:
taen jih bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), 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
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)tangible less, more
(adj.)tangible + noun achievement, artifact, aspect, asset, assistance, benefit, cash, clue, commodity, concession, connection, consequence, contribution, delivery, demonstration, detriment, entity, evidence, explanation, expression, form, gain, good, guarantee, harm, impact, improvement, incentive, indicator, infrastructure, item, link, manifestation, motivation, object, objective, outcome, output, payoff, phenomenon, presence, product, progress, proof, property, reality, realm, recognition, reinforcement, reminder, representation, resource, result, return, reward, sign, smell, success, support, symbol, treat, wealth [See all][See only the most frequent]
 
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  About this feature
The word tangible contains the following parts:
tact, tang, ting, tig 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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acceptable, accessible, 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, preferable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable