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intangible

adjective in·tan·gi·ble \ (ˌ)in-ˈtan-jə-bəl \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of intangible

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of intangible

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


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intangible

noun

Definition of intangible

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

Recent Examples of intangible from the Web

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First Known Use of intangible

1914


INTANGIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

intangible

adjective

Definition of intangible for English Language Learners

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


INTANGIBLE Defined for Kids

intangible

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

Definition of intangible for Students

1 : not capable of being touched
  • Light is intangible.
2 : not having physical substance
  • Goodwill is an intangible asset.

Law Dictionary

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intangible

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

legal Definition of intangible

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

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intangible

noun

legal Definition of intangible

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


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