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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Incapable of being perceived by the senses.
  • adj. Incapable of being realized or defined.
  • adj. Incorporeal.
  • n. Something intangible, especially an asset that cannot be perceived by the senses. Often used in the plural: intangibles such as goodwill and dedication.
  • n. Law Incorporeal property such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes. Often used in the plural: a state tax on intangibles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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