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Meaning of INTANGIBLE

Pronunciation:  in'tanjubul

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

INTANGIBLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: immaterial, impalpable, intangible assets, nonmaterial, nonphysical, unidentifiable
 
 Antonyms: tangible
 
 See Also: abstract, assets, good will, goodwill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      A corporation is an artificial, invisible, intangible
      being.                                   --Marshall.
-- {In*tan"gi*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*tan"gi*bly}, adv.

 
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