intangible [adj] indefinite, obscured abstract, abstruse, airy, dim, eluding, elusive, ethereal, evading, evanescent, evasive, hypothetical, impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable, inappreciable, incorporeal, indeterminate, insensible, invisible, rare, shadowy, slender, slight, unapparent, uncertain, unobservable, unreal, unsubstantial, unsure, vague; concepts 535,582 —Ant. definite, obvious, palpable, perceptible, tangible

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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