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intangible

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintangiblein‧tan‧gi‧ble /ɪnˈtændʒəbəl/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDan intangible quality or feeling is difficult to describe exactly 🔊 The island has an intangible quality of holiness.2 intangible things have value but do not exist physically – used in business 🔊 intangible assets such as customer goodwillintangibly adverbintangible noun [countable usually plural] 🔊 intangibles like pension schemes and holidays
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intangibleCustomer goodwill is an important intangible asset of any business.intangible assetsThe factors which, if present, indicate the transfer as a going concern largely relate to intangible assets.The problem lies in how intangible assets are defined and valued.Castle now carries audio copyrights under intangible assets at directors' valuation instead of at cost less amortisation.The group's total intangible assets come to £13.922m, and total fixed and current assets to £24.869m.The bank's accounts have just revealed that its intangible assets have shrunk alarmingly.After a tortuous argument, the standard-setters agreed to let banks value and disclose their intangible assets in their balance sheets as well.
From Longman Business Dictionaryintangiblein‧tan‧gi‧ble /ɪnˈtændʒəbəl/ adjective used to describe something that has value but does not exist physicallyintangible property such as stocks, copyrights, and trademarks
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