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"intangible" in British English

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intangibleadjective

uk   /ɪnˈtæn.dʒə.bəl/  us   /ɪnˈtæn.dʒə.bəl/
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   /ɪnˈtæn.dʒə.bli/  us   /ɪnˈtæn.dʒə.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 physically felt: There is the intangible benefit of playing a home game before a friendly crowd.
intangible
noun [C]  us   /ɪnˈtæn·dʒə·bəl/
Common sense 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 property include bonds, 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 job includes 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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