- tangible tan‧gi‧ble [ˈtændʒbl] adjective1. tangible results, proof, benefits etc can clearly be seen to exist or to have happened:
• New revenue streams, particularly from e-commerce opportunities are creating tangible benefits for the core business.
• There is little tangible evidence that there will be an economic recovery.— tangibly adverb :
• Can centers of excellence tangibly improve productivity and quality?2. able to be touched and felt:
• Gold is a tangible commodity that investors can turn to in times of financial instability.
* * *Ⅰ.tangible UK US /ˈtændʒəbl/ adjective► real, existing; able to be shown or experienced: tangible evidence/proof/signs »
We can now see tangible evidence of economic renewal and growth.a tangible achievement/benefit/effect »
Rewards can include financial payments, promotions, and other tangible benefits.tangible improvement/progress/results »
They hope the meeting will achieve tangible results.► ECONOMICS able to be touched or felt: »
A key difference between tangible cash and almost any other form of money lies in traceability.tangible goods/products »
The company buys and sells services as well as tangible goods.tangibly /ˈtændʒəbli/ adverb► »
The summit will bring the area some useful publicity and, more tangibly, a huge building boom.Ⅱ.tangible UK US /ˈtændʒəbl/ noun► [C, usually plural] ECONOMICS a real thing that exists in a physical way: »
Quality standards for tangibles like food are easier to assess than for intangibles such as service or waiting times.● tangibles — Cf. tangibles
Financial and business terms. 2012.