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Concrete vs. Intangible

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Concreteadjective

Real, actual, tangible.

‘Fuzzy videotapes and distorted sound recordings are not concrete evidence that bigfoot exists.’; ‘Once arrested, I realized that handcuffs are concrete, even if my concept of what is legal wasn’t.’;

Intangibleadjective

incapable of being perceived by the senses; incorporeal

Concreteadjective

Being or applying to actual things, not abstract qualities or categories.

Intangiblenoun

Anything intangible

Concreteadjective

Particular, specific, rather than general.

‘While everyone else offered thoughts and prayers, she made a concrete proposal to help.’; ‘concrete ideas’;

Intangiblenoun

(legal) Incorporeal property that is saleable though not material, such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes

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Concreteadjective

United by coalescence of separate particles, or liquid, into one mass or solid.

Intangibleadjective

Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible.

‘A corporation is an artificial, invisible, intangible being.’;

Concreteadjective

Made of concrete, a building material.

‘The office building had concrete flower boxes out front.’;

Intangiblenoun

assets that are saleable though not material or physical

Concretenoun

(obsolete) A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles; a compound substance, a concretion.

Intangibleadjective

(of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value;

‘intangible assets such as good will’;

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Concretenoun

Specifically, a building material created by mixing cement, water, and aggregate such as gravel and sand.

‘The road was made of concrete that had been poured in large slabs.’;

Intangibleadjective

incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch;

‘the intangible constituent of energy’;

Concretenoun

(logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.

Intangibleadjective

hard to pin down or identify;

‘an intangible feeling of impending disaster’;

Concretenoun

Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.

Intangibleadjective

lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen;

‘that intangible thing--the soul’;

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Concretenoun

(US) A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings.

Concreteverb

To cover with or encase in concrete (building material).

‘I hate grass, so I concreted over my lawn.’;

Concreteverb

To solidify: to change from being abstract to being concrete (actual, real).

Concreteverb

To unite or coalesce into a mass or a solid body.

Concreteadjective

United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.

‘The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of the chaos must be of the same figure as the last liquid state.’;

Concreteadjective

Standing for an object as it exists in nature, invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from standing for an attribute of an object; - opposed to abstract.

‘Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of individuals are concrete, those of classes abstract.’; ‘Concrete terms, while they express the quality, do also express, or imply, or refer to, some subject to which it belongs.’;

Concretenoun

A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.

‘To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into the same number of distinct substances.’;

Concretenoun

A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways, foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.

Concretenoun

A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.

‘The concretes "father" and "son" have, or might have, the abstracts "paternity" and "filiety".’;

Concretenoun

Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.

Concreteverb

To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.

Concreteverb

To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.

‘There are in our inferior world divers bodies that are concreted out of others.’;

Concreteverb

To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.

Concretenoun

a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

Concreteverb

cover with cement;

‘concrete the walls’;

Concreteverb

form into a solid mass; coalesce

Concreteadjective

capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary;

‘concrete objects such as trees’;

Concreteadjective

formed by the coalescence of particles

Concreteadjective

existing in a material or physical form; not abstract

‘concrete objects like stones’;

Concreteadjective

specific; definite

‘I haven't got any concrete proof’;

Concreteadjective

(of a noun) denoting a material object as opposed to an abstract quality, state, or action.

Concretenoun

a building material made from a mixture of broken stone or gravel, sand, cement, and water, which can be spread or poured into moulds and forms a mass resembling stone on hardening

‘slabs of concrete’; ‘concrete blocks’;

Concreteverb

cover (an area) with concrete

‘the precious English countryside may soon be concreted over’;

Concreteverb

fix in position with concrete

‘the post is concreted into the ground’;

Concreteverb

form (something) into a mass; solidify

‘the juices of the plants are concreted upon the surface’;

Concreteverb

make real or concrete instead of abstract

‘concreting God into actual form of man’;

Concrete

Concrete is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens (cures) over time. In the past, lime based cement binders, such as lime putty, were often used but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement or with Portland cement to form Portland cement concrete (named for its visual resemblance to Portland stone).

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