Etymology
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tangible (adj.)

1580s, "capable of being touched," from French tangible and directly from Late Latin tangibilis "that may be touched," from Latin tangere "to touch," from PIE root *tag- "to touch, handle." Sense of "material" (as in tangible reward) is first recorded 1610s; that of "able to be realized or dealt with" is from 1709. Related: Tangibly.

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Definitions of tangible

tangible (adj.)
perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch;
skin with a tangible roughness
Synonyms: touchable
tangible (adj.)
capable of being treated as fact;
tangible evidence
Synonyms: real
tangible (adj.)
(of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value;
tangible property like real estate
tangible assets such as machinery
tangible (adj.)
capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt;
Synonyms: palpable
From wordnet.princeton.edu