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intangible Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun assets that are saleable though not material or physical
    intangible asset.
  2. adjective (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value
    • intangible assets such as good will
  3. adjective incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
    • the intangible constituent of energy"- James Jeans
  4. adjective satellite hard to pin down or identify
    • an intangible feeling of impending disaster
  5. adjective satellite lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen
    • that intangible thing--the soul

In*tan"gi*ble adjective
Pref. in- not + tangible: cf. F. intangible.
  1. Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible. Bp. Wilkins.
    A corporation is an artificial, invisible, intangible being. Marshall.
    -- In*tan"gi*ble*ness, n. -- In*tan"gi*bly, adv.

Webster 1913