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intangible

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

Definition of intangible

  1. :  not tangible :  impalpable education's intangible benefits

intangibility

play \in-ˌtan-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

intangibleness

play \in-ˈtan-jə-bəl-nəs\ noun

intangibly

play \in-ˈtan-jə-blē\ adverb

Examples of intangible in a sentence

  1. Leadership is an intangible asset to a company.

  2. electrical energy is completely intangible

Origin and Etymology of intangible

French or Medieval Latin; French, from Medieval Latin intangibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin tangibilis tangible


First Known Use: 1640


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intangible

noun in·tan·gi·ble

Definition of intangible

  1. :  something intangible: such asa :  an asset (such as goodwill) that is not corporealb :  an abstract quality or attribute

1914

First Known Use of intangible

1914


INTANGIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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intangible

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

Definition of intangible for English Language Learners

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


INTANGIBLE Defined for Kids

intangible

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adjective in·tan·gi·ble \in-ˈtan-jə-bəl\

Definition of intangible for Students

  1. 1 :  not capable of being touched Light is intangible.

  2. 2 :  not having physical substance Goodwill is an intangible asset.


Law Dictionary

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intangible

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adjective in·tan·gi·ble \in-ˈtan-jə-bəl\

Legal Definition of intangible

  1. :  incapable of being touched :  having no physical existence :  not tangible or corporeal


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intangible

noun in·tan·gi·ble

Legal Definition of intangible

  1. :  something intangible; specifically :  an asset (as goodwill or a patent right) that is not corporeal



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