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Meaning of “intangible” in the English Dictionary

"intangible" in British English

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intangibleadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈtæn.dʒɪ.bl̩/
intangible
noun [C usually plural] uk   us  
Common ​sense and ​creativity are some of the intangibles we're ​looking for in an ​employee.
intangibly
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of intangible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intangible" in American English

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intangibleadjective

 us   /ɪnˈtæn·dʒə·bəl/
influencing you but not ​able to be ​seen or ​physicallyfelt: There is the intangible ​benefit of ​playing a ​homegame before a ​friendlycrowd.
intangible
noun [C]  us   /ɪnˈtæn·dʒə·bəl/
Commonsense and ​creativity are some of the intangibles we’re ​looking for in the ​people we ​hire.
(Definition of intangible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intangible" in Business English

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intangibleadjective

uk   us   /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 ​propertyincludebonds, ​shares, ​copyrights, and ​patents.

intangiblenoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtændʒəbl/
something that does not exist in a ​physical way, or that is difficult to describe: The ​list of ​requirements for the ​jobincludes intangibles such as self-reliance, persuasiveness, etc.
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE →  intangible asset : Never ​underestimate the ​value of intangibles for your ​business.
(Definition of intangible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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