- The definition of intangible is something with no physical presence that can't be touched, or is something that is vague and difficult to understand or value in concrete terms.
- Intellectual property laws that protect a copyright are an example of laws that protect an intangible right.
- The reputation of a business has value but is an example of an intangible asset.
intangible definition by Webster's New World
- that cannot be touched; incorporeal; impalpable
- designating or of any of certain business assets, esp. goodwill, that have no material being but have monetary value
- that cannot be easily defined, formulated, or grasped; vague
Origin: Midieval Latin intangibilis: see in- and amp; tangible
intangible definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
- Incapable of being realized or defined.
- Something intangible, especially an asset that cannot be perceived by the senses. Often used in the plural: intangibles such as goodwill and dedication.
- Law Incorporeal property such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes. Often used in the plural: a state tax on intangibles.
- in·tanˌgi·bilˈi·ty, in·tanˈgi·ble·ness noun
- in·tanˈgi·bly adverb
intangible - Legal Definition
Impalpable; not capable of being touched or otherwise detected by the senses.