intangible

  • 1 intangible — [ ɛ̃tɑ̃ʒibl ] adj. • XVe; de 1. in et tangible 1 ♦ Vx Qu on ne peut toucher, qui échappe au sens du toucher. ⇒ impalpable. Fluides intangibles. 2 ♦ (1899) Mod. À quoi on ne doit pas toucher, porter atteinte; que l on doit maintenir intact. ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 intangible — in‧tan‧gi‧ble [ɪnˈtændʒbl] adjective used to describe something that has value but does not exist physically: • intangible property such as stocks, copyrights, and trademarks * * * Ⅰ. intangible UK US /ɪnˈtændʒəbl/ adjective ► used about a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 intangible — I adjective abstract, aerial, airy, amorphous, asomatous, bodiless, difficult to appraise, dim, discarnate, disembodied, ethereal, immaterial, impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable, inappreciable, inconspicuous, incorporal, incorporate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Intangible — In*tan gi*ble, a. [Pref. in not + tangible: cf. F. intangible.] Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible. Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster] A corporation is an artificial, invisible, intangible… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 intangible — (adj.) 1630s, incapable of being touched, from Fr. intangible (c.1500) or directly from M.L. intangibilis, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L.L. tangibilis that may be touched (see TANGIBLE (Cf. tangible)). Figurative sense of that cannot be… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 intangible — Uso/registro: elevado. adjetivo 1. Que no se puede tocar: El alma es intangible. 2. Uso/registro: restringido. Que no puede someterse a crítica porque tiene mucho poder: El presidente es intangible …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 7 intangible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to be touched; not solid or real. 2) vague and abstract. ► NOUN ▪ an intangible thing. DERIVATIVES intangibility noun intangibly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 intangible — [in tan′jə bəl] adj. [ML intangibilis: see IN 2 & TANGIBLE] 1. that cannot be touched; incorporeal; impalpable 2. designating or of any of certain business assets, esp. goodwill, that have no material being but have monetary value 3. that cannot… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 intangible — Long term or non current asset that lacks physical substance, but which confers valuable rights or privileges upon the holders; e.g., patents, goodwill. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 10 intangible — impalpable, *imperceptible, insensible, inappreciable, imponderable Analogous words: tenuous, rare, slight, slender, *thin: ethereal, *airy, aerial: eluding or elusive, evading or evasive (see corre sponding verbs at ESCAPE) Antonyms: tangible… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 intangible — [adj] indefinite, obscured abstract, abstruse, airy, dim, eluding, elusive, ethereal, evading, evanescent, evasive, hypothetical, impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable, inappreciable, incorporeal, indeterminate, insensible, invisible, rare,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 intangible — (De in 2 y tangible). adj. Que no debe o no puede tocarse …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 13 intangible — in|tan|gi|ble [ınˈtændʒıbəl] adj 1.) an intangible quality or feeling is difficult to describe exactly ▪ The island has an intangible quality of holiness. 2.) intangible things have value but do not exist physically used in business ▪ intangible… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 intangible — intangibility, intangibleness, n. intangibly, adv. /in tan jeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not tangible; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things; impalpable. 2. not definite or clear to the mind: intangible… …

    Universalium

  • 15 intangible — ► adjetivo Que no puede ser tocado: ■ las ideas son intangibles, sólo sus aplicaciones prácticas son palpables. SINÓNIMO impalpable * * * intangible adj. De tal naturaleza que merece extraordinario respeto y no puede o no debe ser alterado,… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 16 intangible — [[t]ɪntæ̱nʤɪb(ə)l[/t]] intangibles ADJ GRADED Something that is intangible is abstract or is hard to define or measure. ...the intangible and non material dimensions of our human and social existence. N PLURAL You can refer to intangible things… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 intangible — adjective an intangible quality or feeling cannot be clearly felt or described, although you know it exists; indefinable: The island of Iona has an intangible quality of holiness. | Customer goodwill is an important and intangible asset of a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 intangible — /ɪnˈtændʒəbəl / (say in tanjuhbuhl) adjective 1. incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things. 2. not definite or clear to the mind: *Sadly, he said, the main source of stress for these brokers is the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 intangible — I. adjective Etymology: French or Medieval Latin; French, from Medieval Latin intangibilis, from Latin in + Late Latin tangibilis tangible Date: 1640 not tangible ; impalpable < education s intangible benefits > • intangibility noun •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 intangible — (in tan ji bl ) adj. Qui échappe au sens du toucher. •   Si dans l animal raisonnable, appelé homme, Dieu avait mis une étincelle invisible, impalpable, un élément, quelque chose de plus intangible qu un atome d élément, ce que les philosophes… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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