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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
  • adjective Incapable of being realized or defined.
  • adjective Incorporeal.
  • noun Something intangible.
  • noun An asset that cannot be perceived by the senses, such as intellectual property or goodwill.
  • noun Law Incorporeal property such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch: often used figuratively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not tangible; incapable of being touched; not perceptible to the touch; impalpable; imperceptible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective incapable of being perceived by the senses; incorporeal
  • noun Anything intangible
  • noun law Incorporeal property that is saleable though not material, such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen
  • noun assets that are saleable though not material or physical
  • adjective (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value
  • adjective incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
  • adjective hard to pin down or identify

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