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English definition of “intangible”


adjective     /ɪnˈtændʒəbl/
used about a feeling or quality that does not exist in a physical way, or that is difficult to describe : intangible benefit/reward He pointed to some of the intangible benefits of the job , such as knowing that you are making a contribution to society . The CEO had that intangible quality that we call charisma .
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE used about something that has value for a business , although it does not exist in a physical way: intangible capital/property/value Examples of intangible property include bonds , shares , copyrights , and patents .
(Definition of intangible adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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