Intangible definition

ĭn-tănjə-bəl
Incapable of being realized or defined.
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That cannot be easily defined, formulated, or grasped; vague.
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That cannot be touched; incorporeal; impalpable.
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Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
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Incorporeal.
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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.

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An asset that cannot be perceived by the senses, such as intellectual property or goodwill.
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(law) Incorporeal property such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes.

A state tax on intangibles.

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Impalpable; not capable of being touched or otherwise detected by the senses.
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Anything intangible.
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(law) Incorporeal property that is saleable though not material, such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes.
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Designating or of any of certain business assets, esp. goodwill, that have no material being but have monetary value.
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Something intangible; specif., a quality, as of character, that is desirable but cannot be measured.

The rookie quarterback displays leadership and is unruffled—intangibles necessary for success.

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Something intangible.

The athlete owed his success not only to strength and speed but also to intangibles such as perseverance and dedication.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intangible
Plural:
intangibles

Origin of intangible

  • From Middle French intangible, from Medieval Latin intangibilis

    From Wiktionary