intangible


intangible
I adjective abstract, aerial, airy, amorphous, asomatous, bodiless, difficult to appraise, dim, discarnate, disembodied, ethereal, immaterial, impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable, inappreciable, inconspicuous, incorporal, incorporate, incorporeal, indefinite, indiscernible, infinitesimal, insensible, insubstantial, intactile, intactilis, invisible, nonphysical, nonsubstantial, not clear to the mind, not definite, shadowy, spiritual, theoretical, unapparent, unbeholdable, uncertain, unconcrete, undiscernible, unearthly, unfleshly, unperceivable, unphysical, unseeable, unsolid, unsubstantial, untouchable, vague, weightless, without form, without physical substance associated concepts: intangible assets, intangible personalty, intangible property II noun assignable rights of action, chose in action, incorporeal entity, intactilis, personal chattels which are not in possession, personal right not reduced to possession, right, right to personal things, right to recovery associated concepts: intangible assets, intangible personalty, intangible property, intangible trust property III index elusive, immaterial, impalpable, imponderable, inappreciable, incorporeal, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), vague

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


intangible
adj.
Having no physical presence; difficult to define or grasp. See also tangible

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


intangible
n. Impalpable; not capable of being touched or otherwise detected by the senses.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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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 — 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

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