Definition of intangible in English:


Line breaks: in|tan¦gible
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtan(d)ʒɪb(ə)l



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  • An intangible thing: intangibles like self-confidence and responsibility
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    • While we may work on intangibles such as pride of the people, pride of being self-determined, we've always asked the question, what's it for?
    • What about those intangibles that could make us all so much happier: income security and increased leisure?
    • There are still some intangibles that I can't quite wrap my mind around.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • One of the few hard facts about brands is their intangibility.
  • While exploiting the materiality of the mirror, Sexton's writing's primary interest is in the compelling intangibility of the reflection.
  • In addition, accomplishments are difficult to detect because of their inherent intangibility and measurement difficulty.


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  • I think the hope is that perhaps intangibly it will bring the two countries closer together in a business sense and we'll get benefits from that.
  • Knowledge exists intangibly until it is understood, and then knowledge pours forth like a Fountain.


early 17th century (as an adjective): from French, or from medieval Latin intangibilis, from in- 'not' + late Latin tangibilis (see tangible).

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