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"tangible" in British English

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tangibleadjective

uk   /ˈtæn.dʒə.bəl/  us   /ˈtæn.dʒə.bəl/
(Definition of tangible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tangible" in American English

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tangibleadjective

 us   /ˈtæn·dʒə·bəl/
real and able to be shown or touched: Drivers will see tangible improvements on major roadways.
(Definition of tangible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tangible" in Business English

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tangibleadjective

uk   us   /ˈtændʒəbl/
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
adverb /ˈtændʒəbli/
The summit will bring the area some useful publicity and, more tangibly, a huge building boom.
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tangiblenoun

uk   us   /ˈtændʒəbl/
[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
[plural] FINANCE physical things that you can invest in, such as gold, oil, or works of art, rather than financial investments: The price of precious metals and other tangibles should appreciate over the following years.
[C, usually plural] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE →  tangible asset
(Definition of tangible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tangible”
in Korean 명백한, 눈에 보이는…
in Arabic مَلموس…
in Malaysian ketara…
in French tangible…
in Russian реальный, ощутимый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 真實的, 非想像的, 可觸摸的…
in Italian tangibile…
in Turkish somut, elle tutulur, açık…
in Polish namacalny…
in Spanish tangible, palpable…
in Vietnamese hữu hình…
in Portuguese tangível…
in Thai ชัดเจน…
in German greifbar…
in Catalan tangible, palpable…
in Japanese 実際の, 現実の, 具体的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真实的, 非想象的, 可触摸的…
in Indonesian nyata…
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“tangible” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
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