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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.

intangible

(ɪnˈtændʒɪbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being perceived by touch; impalpable
2. imprecise or unclear to the mind: intangible ideas.
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (of property or a business asset) saleable though not possessing intrinsic productive value
n
something that is intangible
inˌtangiˈbility, inˈtangibleness n
inˈtangibly adv

in•tan•gi•ble

(ɪnˈtæn dʒə bəl)

adj.
1. not tangible; impalpable.
2. not definite or clear to the mind; vague; elusive.
n.
3. something intangible, esp. an intangible asset, as goodwill.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin]
in•tan`gi•bil′i•ty, in•tan′gi•ble•ness, n.
in•tan′gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intangible - assets that are saleable though not material or physical
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
goodwill, good will - (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
Adj.1.intangible - (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value; "intangible assets such as good will"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
tangible - (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value ; "tangible property like real estate"; "tangible assets such as machinery"
2.intangible - incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch; "the intangible constituent of energy"- James Jeans
abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
tangible, touchable - perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch; "skin with a tangible roughness"
3.intangible - hard to pin down or identify; "an intangible feeling of impending disaster"
unidentifiable - impossible to identify
4.intangible - lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen; "that intangible thing--the soul"
nonmaterial, immaterial - not consisting of matter; "immaterial apparitions"; "ghosts and other immaterial entities"

intangible

adjective abstract, vague, invisible, dim, elusive, shadowy, airy, unreal, indefinite, ethereal, evanescent, incorporeal, impalpable, unsubstantial the intangible dimensions of our existence

intangible

adjective
Translations

intangible

[ɪnˈtændʒəbl]
A. ADJ (gen) → intangible
B. CPD intangible assets NPLactivo msing intangible

intangible

[ɪnˈtændʒɪbəl]
adj
[quality, factor, aspect] → intangible
(FINANCE) [assets] → immatériel(le) intangibles
nplintangibles mpl

intangible

adj
fears, longingsunbestimmbar
(Jur, Comm) intangible propertyimmaterielle Güter pl; intangible capitalimmaterielles Kapital

intangible

[ɪnˈtændʒəbl] adj
a. (fears, hopes) → indefinibile
b. (Comm) (asset) → immateriale
References in classic literature ?
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.
If not the thing itself, it is marvellously like it, and the more so for that ethereal and intangible quality which causes it all to vanish at too close an introspection.
Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly equited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with her needle.
It was curious to see a good strong shadow of an earthly object cast upon so intangible a field as the atmosphere.
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.
The uncontrollable and hopeless mass of decomposition so engendered, would have polluted the air, even if poverty and deprivation had not loaded it with their intangible impurities; the two bad sources combined made it almost insupportable.
Another nuisance was the atmosphere of Royalism, of Legitimacy, that pervaded the room, thin as air, intangible, as though no Legitimist of flesh and blood had ever existed to the man's mind except perhaps myself.
Of late there had been other signs of her disfavour, as intangible but more disquieting.
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.
The enemy ceased firing, and that stern, threatening, inaccessible, and intangible line which separates two hostile armies was all the more clearly felt.
They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as an intangible, invisible mentality.