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1. Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
2. Incapable of being realized or defined.
3. Incorporeal.
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.
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Noun1.intangibility - the quality of being intangible and not perceptible by touch
incorporeality, immateriality - the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter
palpability, tangibility, tangibleness - the quality of being perceivable by touch
References in classic literature ?
And if this strict scientific intangibility steeped even the shelves laden with lyrics and ballads and the tables laden with drink and tobacco, it goes without saying that yet more of such heathen holiness protected the other shelves that held the specialist's library, and the other tables that sustained the frail and even fairylike instruments of chemistry or mechanics.
The world is witnessing a paradigm shift and the economy is shifting towards intangibility.
It manipulates information, which is intangible, but intangibility is not the distinguishing characteristic of soft power.
For instance, Hill and Gandhi (1992) suggest managing the intangibility issue in service advertising by incorporating the physical evidence such as showing the physical facilities like the service delivery sites; associating the service with concrete, specific language and symbols and using concrete phrases to describe the intangible service.
He finds certain intangibility in their solid state which allows him to give them an artsy look that in turn helps him treat them as living objects.
Because of this intangibility of the product, the insurance industry has been built on trust and relationships.
These challenges arise because of the variability in customer demands and expectations, simultaneity in production and consumption and the intangibility in the service delivered whose quality cannot be tested before consumption and can only be perceived by the customer.
In many existing studies the digital product's intangibility shapes the perceived risk, as our findings also demonstrate.
Rethinking Intangibility as a Limit on Patent-Eligibility.
The seeming intangibility of memory lends itself to Cleverman's diegetic space, in which images and sounds actively seek to (re-)create worlds both imagined and real.
For them, different studies have sought to measure the existence of information asymmetry and, as information risk cannot be measured directly, it has been utilized different proxies, such as market-to-book, volatility, intangibility and beta.
Each country in the region also listed sites for future possible inscription as well as cultural practices, which UNESCO categorises as 'intangible cultural heritage'--even though intangibility does not preclude commercialisation.