- adj. 有形的；切实的；可触摸的
- n. 有形资产
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来自拉丁语 tangere,接触，触摸，来自 PIE*tag,接触，触摸，安排，词源同 integer,contact.
- tangible:  Tangible means literally ‘touchable’. It comes via French tangible from late Latin tangibilis, a derivative of Latin tangere ‘touch’. Other English words from this source include tangent , etymologically a line ‘touching’ a circle. Its past participle tactus has contributed contact, intact, and tact, while the base from which it was formed, *tag-, has also produced contagion, contaminate, entire, and integrity.
=> contact, contagion, contaminate, intact, integrity, tact, task, taste, tax
- tangible (adj.)
- 1580s, "capable of being touched," from Middle French tangible and directly from Late Latin tangibilis "that may be touched," from Latin tangere "to touch" (see tangent (adj.)). 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.
- 1. The relief was almost tangible.
- 2. The policy has not yet brought any tangible benefits.
- 3. Sculpture is a tangible art form.
- 4. There should be some tangible evidence that the economy is starting to recover.
- 5. There are tangible signs that the republic's successfully breaking its bonds with Moscow.
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