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1intangible

adjective in·tan·gi·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈtan-jə-bəl\

: not made of physical substance : not able to be touched : not tangible

Full Definition of INTANGIBLE

:  not tangible :  impalpable <education's intangible benefits>
in·tan·gi·bil·i·ty \-ˌtan-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·tan·gi·ble·ness \-ˈtan-jə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·tan·gi·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INTANGIBLE

  1. Leadership is an intangible asset to a company.
  2. <electrical energy is completely intangible>

Origin of INTANGIBLE

French or Medieval Latin; French, from Medieval Latin intangibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin tangibilis tangible
First Known Use: 1640

Rhymes with INTANGIBLE

2intangible

noun

Definition of INTANGIBLE

:  something intangible: as
a :  an asset (as goodwill) that is not corporeal
b :  an abstract quality or attribute

First Known Use of INTANGIBLE

1914

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