• (adj): (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value.
    Example: "Intangible assets such as good will"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on intangible:

... Anything tangible or intangible that is capable of being owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value is considered an asset ... Two major asset classes are tangible assets and intangible assets ... Intangible assets are nonphysical resources and rights that have a value to the firm because they give the firm some kind of advantage in the market place ...
Living National Treasures Of Japan - Overview
... for those designated as keepers of important intangible cultural properties ... Under the 1950 Law for Protection of Cultural Properties, intangible cultural properties are defined as dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intangible cultural artifacts of high value ... Those intangible cultural properties of especial importance can be designated as "Important Intangible Cultural Properties" by the Minister of Education, Culture ...
Amortization (tax Law) - In The United States of America - Intangible Property
... Intangible property which is subject to amortization is described in 26 U.S.C ... Before 1993, the United States Tax Code did not contain provisions for cost recovery of intangible assets rather, the intangible assets were depreciated under the current provisions for depreciation of tangible ... However, the problem before 1993 was that many intangible assets did not meet the burdensome requirements of §§ 167 and 168 because intangible assets can not necessarily be subject to “wear and tear” ...
Intangible Asset Finance
... Intangible Asset Finance is the branch of finance that deals with intangible assets such as patents (legal intangible) and reputation (competitive intangible) ... Like other areas of finance, intangible asset finance is concerned with the interdependence of value, risk, and time ...
Red Ghost - Powers and Abilities
... The Red Ghost possesses the ability to become intangible at will ... He can either float while intangible or walk on air (in a manner similar to Shadowcat) ... The Red Ghost can become transparent or invisible when in intangible form, to the extent that Reed Richards was unable to detect him hiding in the same spacecraft over several days with ...

More definitions of "intangible":

  • (adj): Hard to pin down or identify.
    Example: "An intangible feeling of impending disaster"
  • (adj): Lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen.
    Example: "That intangible thing--the soul"
    Synonyms: nonphysical
  • (noun): Assets that are saleable though not material or physical.
    Synonyms: intangible asset
  • (adj): Incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch.
    Example: "The intangible constituent of energy"- James Jeans
    Synonyms: impalpable

Famous quotes containing the word intangible:

    Fate forces its way to the powerful and violent. With subservient obedience it will assume for years dependency on one individual: Caesar, Alexander, Napoleon, because it loves the elemental human being who grows to resemble it, the intangible element. Sometimes, and these are the most astonishing moments in world history, the thread of fate falls into the hands of a complete nobody but only for a twitching minute.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    There are ... intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
    Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972)

    What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one.... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one—which is really the realm of the artist.
    Frederico Fellini (b. 1920)