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Below you will find the definition of tangible, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - capable of being treated as fact
EXAMPLES - Tangible in a Sentence
- Virgo likes paper, where ideas are presented in tangible form. (source)
- The practical tangible is lives saved by stopping drunk drivers. (source)
- It is these short-term tangible gains that keep the working class mobilised. (source)
- But the offending one is what accountants call tangible equity to tangible assets. (source)
- Many experts had assumed the Fed would use a better-known metric called tangible common equity. (source)
- Forbes: For the big banks, will there be truly a real emphasis on what is called tangible equity? (source)
- Second Curve Capital, also has a bone to pick with what he calls the tangible equity "fetishists." (source)
- That's the short-term tangible goal they can get their shooting, defending and rebounding hands around. (source)
- This socalled tangible evidence is found in the incorrect figures published by The Star newspaper, and the (source)
- Monks came out of the monasteries to help people in tangible ways (no flowers) who were in terrible straits because of the war. (source)
- The rewards of the literary world -- that is, the tangible, potable, spendable rewards -- go mostly to the cheapjack and the mountebank. (source)
- Its Tier 1 capital ratio is 9.15%, above regulatory minimums, but another capital ratio known as tangible common equity remains thin at 2.83%. (source)
- Problems with "tangible" - complex systems, complexity science - usefulness outside of the very specific - measurements - lots of belief statements (source)
- Information can be instantiated in tangible property, which is defined as a tangible object ( "ideal object") with boundaries that can be possessed. (source)
- BASH: His big examples, two cities where bloody battles are now replaced by what he called tangible progress because of lessons learned the hard way. (source)
- "I thought objectivity was impossible -- a refuge for the meek, who'd rather omit what was least tangible, which is surely where the truth lies," Leslie writes. (source)
- Prior to receiving the message to sacrifice his son Abraham had extensive prior experiences with God resulting in tangible benefits that came with following God's lead. (source)
- Just hours before he broke the news, a source close to the investigation tells me the suspect's wife came forward with what he calls tangible evidence leading to Laurean. (source)
- Just hours before he broke the news, a source close to the investigation tells me, the suspect's wife came forward with what he calls tangible evidence leading to Laurean. (source)
- By choosing designs and materials that are not only non-toxic (or the closest to it available at this point) but also healthful we can change the world in tangible, lasting ways. (source)
- After mastering effective vetting processes, more black women will forge economic and political alliances outside of the black community that will reap long-term tangible returns. (source)
- I think it's fair to assume that far more personal property, what we lawyers call tangible personal property, is with her in the Bahamas because that's where she moved in the summer of '06. (source)
- No matter how bad the condition of the material may be, the original intention of the film, including all of its minor characters and subplots, is now once again tangible for the normal viewer. (source)
- It would be applicable to Columbia-Snake System Mainstem and the Odessa Sub-Area and would offer near-term tangible relief for critical water supply needs for large portions of the Odessa Sub-Area. (source)
- * It would be applicable to Columbia-Snake System Mainstem and the Odessa Sub-Area and would offer near term tangible relief for critical water supply needs for large portions of the Odessa Sub-Area. (source)
- Most importantly, this preferred convertible stock counts towards building the buffers that are required by the Fed to protect against future losses, and that are known as tangible common equity, or TCE. (source)
- But if your work was created after March 1, 1989, the notice has no effect other than to warn people that it's copyright -- though no more copyright than any other piece of writing fixed in tangible form. (source)
- Notwithstanding what may be called the tangible absurdity of this doctrine, it remained unquestioned for generations; nay, to be candid, most men still cling to it -- a fact which would be inconceivable did not the doctrine offer (source)
- I've heard people attack space exploration on similar grounds as the collider and I feel that in the end while near-term tangible benefits are surely good, sometimes we need to make sure we go for the less tangible longer term ones as well. (source)
- Now, among the perceptible elements of the food which animals assimilate, the tangible are the efficient causes of growth and decay; it is qua hot or cold that the food assimilated causes these; for the heat or cold is the direct cause of growth or decay. (source)
- Here whilst the stimulated part of the retina resembles exactly the visible figure of the whole in miniature, the various kinds of stimuli from different colours mark the visible figures of the minuter parts; and by habit we instantly recall the tangible figures. (source)
- But as I surveyed the work of the Zionist cause in tangible or visible form I was filled with a sympathetic exhilaration at the sight of so many young men and young women released from the perpetual fear under which their fathers had suffered for so many centuries. (source)
- State Street Corp., which has seen its shares dive on investor concerns over unrealized losses in its investment portfolio and off-balance-sheet vehicles, announced a plan to improve so-called tangible common equity, including cutting its dividend to a penny a share. (source)
- While the government isn't injecting additional taxpayer dollars into Citigroup, the agreement will help the company by boosting a key financial metric known as tangible common equity, which essentially measures what shareholders would have left if the company were liquidated. (source)
- Officials pointed to what they described as tangible signs of their progress on Guantanamo, saying 11 detainees have been resettled or repatriated, one has been moved to New York for criminal trial, and another detained in the U.S. as an "enemy combatant" has pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges. (source)
- Based on tests for 1968-2003 and a sample of stocks like our ABT sample, they conclude that changes in BMt due to changes in book equity (what they call tangible information) do not predict returns, but changes in price unrelated to changes in book equity (what they call intangible information) have marginal forecast power. (source)
- This hallucination of his ideas cannot be owing to ocular spectra, because, as Dr. Wells observes, no such can have been formed; but it must arise from a similar continuance or repetition of ideas belonging to the sense of touch, instead of to the sense of vision; and should therefore be called a tangible, not a visual, vertigo. (source)
- The Federal Reserve has developed an alternative measure of saving that considers balance sheet changes, explained herein: "FOF [flow of funds] saving is computed as the sum of the net acquisition of financial assets and net investment in tangible assets less the change in liabilities; dividing by disposable personal income transforms the figures to a saving rate." (source)
- Thinking was living, whether material results were visible or not; yearning was action, even though no accomplishment was apparent; thought and sympathy, though felt but for a passing moment, sweetened the Pleiades and flashed along the Milky Way, and so-called tangible results that could prove it to the senses provided no adequate test of accomplishment or success. (source)
- Vic Alboini, chief executive of Jaguar Financial Corp., a Toronto-based merchant bank that is pressing for changes at RIM to realize what he calls a tangible book value of more than $30 on the stock, said he is in talks with an unnamed independent director at RIM to discuss options for the company that could include management changes, an outright sale or a breakup of assets. (source)
- The regulations governing State assistance for the support of enterprise is set out in the Act passed on 1st January 2008 on investment aid, pursuant to which investment aid for the support of initial investment and the creation of jobs is provided in the following forms: subsidies for the acquisition of long-term tangible assets and long-term intangible assets; income tax relief pursuant to special regulations; contributions for newly-created jobs; transfer of non-movable assets or the exchange of a non-movable asset at a price lower than the general asset value. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 42.0, which suggests that "tangible" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 34 synonyms for tangible.
actual, appreciable, corporeal, definite, detectable, discernible, distinct, embodied, evident, factual, gross, incarnated, manifest, material, objective, observable, obvious, palpable, patent, perceivable, perceptible, phenomenal, physical, plain, positive, sensible, solid, stable, substantial, tactile, touchable, verifiable, visible, well-grounded
We have 5 antonyms for tangible.
abstract, conceptual, imperceptible, intangible, unreal
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of tangible from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
- (adjective) Possible to touch.
- (adjective) Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.
- (adjective) Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.
- (adjective) Law That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) touchable; able to be touched or felt; perceptible by the sense of touch; palpable
- (adjective) possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete
- (adjective) comprehensible by the mind; understandable
- (noun) real or concrete results
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable.
- (adjective) Capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Capable of being touched or grasped, or of affecting the sense of touch.
- (None) Discernible or discriminable by the touch.
- (None) Capable of being possessed or realized; such that one can lay the hand on it; within reach; real: as, tangible security.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) capable of being treated as fact
- (adjective) capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
- (adjective) (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value
- (adjective) perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch