Define: Intangible

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Definition: Intangible


Quick Summary of Intangible


Without shape or form, cannot be touched.



What is the dictionary definition of Intangible?

Dictionary Definition


Incapable of being perceived by the senses; incorporeal

That which cannot be assessed, felt, measured, or moved because it has no physical substance.


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Full Definition of Intangible


Refers to that which cannot be assessed, felt, measured, or moved because it has no physical substance.


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Examples of Intangible in a sentence


You will be taxed on the proceeds of the sale, whether tangible or intangible.
There are many intangible benefits beyond just a increase in the share price.
When performing a cost-benefit analysis: you should identify intangible and tangible benefits and costs before putting in the required resources.
The benefits were intangible.
The issue lies with how intangible assets are defined and valued.


Synonyms For Intangible


immaterial, incorporeal, impalpable, unsubstantial, airy


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Intangible are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January, 2020