intangibles


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in·tan·gi·ble

 (ĭn-tăn′jə-bəl)
adj.
1. Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
2. Incapable of being realized or defined.
3. Incorporeal.
n.
1. Something intangible: The athlete owed his success not only to strength and speed but also to intangibles such as perseverance and dedication.
2. often intangibles
a. An asset that cannot be perceived by the senses, such as intellectual property or goodwill.
b. Law Incorporeal property such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes: a state tax on intangibles.

in·tan′gi·bil′i·ty, in·tan′gi·ble·ness n.
in·tan′gi·bly adv.

intangibles

(ɪnˈtændʒɪbəlz)
pl n
(Banking & Finance) another name for intangible assets
References in classic literature ?
He had great moments, beautiful and noble thoughts, generous aspirations, and a heart wide and warm enough for the whole race, but he had no bounds, no shape; he was as liberal as the casing air, but he was often as vague and intangible.
They were troubled and feverish hours, disturbed with dreams that were intangible, that eluded her, leaving only an impression upon her half-awakened senses of something unattainable.
Whatever the human soul may be-- informing spirit, identity, personality, consciousness--that intangible thing Michael certainly possessed.
There was a garret above, pierced with a scuttle over his head; and down through this scuttle came a cat, suspended around the haunches by a string; she had a rag tied about her head and jaws to keep her from mewing; as she slowly descended she curved upward and clawed at the string, she swung downward and clawed at the intangible air.
It was she, though, who suggested that arms, ammunition, supplies and comforts be left behind in the cabin, ostensibly for that intangible personality who had signed himself Tarzan of the Apes, and for D'Arnot should he still be living, but really, she hoped, for her forest god--even though his feet should prove of clay.
Great geniuses of every kind live on unseen, intangible ideas; they act without themselves knowing why.
She wondered if old dreams could haunt rooms -- if, when one left forever the room where she had joyed and suffered and laughed and wept, something of her, intangible and invisible, yet nonetheless real, did not remain behind like a voiceful memory.
They are a little intangible, sir," Thomson confessed, "but exceedingly important.
This was not a deliberately achieved concept; it came to her in the form of a faint and vaguely intangible repulsion.
Yet for a swift instant they looked into each other's eyes, and in that instant an intangible something seemed to flash out from all the body and spirit of Joe Ladue.
He was no longer afraid of minor things, and much of his timidity had vanished, though the unknown never ceased to press upon him with its mysteries and terrors, intangible and ever-menacing.
As it was, she grappled in the dark with an intangible adversary about which she knew nothing.