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INTANGIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intangible mean? 

INTANGIBLE (noun)
  The noun INTANGIBLE has 1 sense:

1. assets that are saleable though not material or physical

  Familiarity information: INTANGIBLE used as a noun is very rare.


INTANGIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective INTANGIBLE has 4 senses:

1. (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value
2. incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
3. hard to pin down or identify
4. lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen

  Familiarity information: INTANGIBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTANGIBLE (noun)


Sense 1intangible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assets that are saleable though not material or physical

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

intangible; intangible asset

Hypernyms ("intangible" is a kind of...):

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intangible"):

good will; goodwill ((accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets))


INTANGIBLE (adjective)


Sense 1intangible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value

Context example:

intangible assets such as good will

Domain category:

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Antonym:

tangible ((of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value)


Sense 2intangible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch

Synonyms:

impalpable; intangible

Context example:

the intangible constituent of energy

Also:

abstract (existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment)

Antonym:

tangible (perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch)


Sense 3intangible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hard to pin down or identify

Context example:

an intangible feeling of impending disaster

Similar:

unidentifiable (impossible to identify)


Sense 4intangible [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen

Synonyms:

nonphysical; intangible

Context example:

that intangible thing--the soul

Similar:

immaterial; nonmaterial (not consisting of matter)


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