Intangibles


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Intangibles

Property that is a "right" such as a patent, Copyright, or trademark, or one that is lacking physical existence, such as good will. A nonphysical, noncurrent asset that exists only in connection with something else, such as the good will of a business.

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'he strains after beauty, he peoples Nature with gods too consciously.' Of course Bocklin strains, because he wants something--beauty and all the other intangible gifts that are floating about the world.
The evil was of a deeper, subtler sort; so elusive, so intangible, as to defy clear, definite analysis in words.
I, too, was busy, trying to reason out how he was aware of the existence of so intangible a thing as a shadow.
Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly equited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with her needle.
It was curious to see a good strong shadow of an earthly object cast upon so intangible a field as the atmosphere.
Another nuisance was the atmosphere of Royalism, of Legitimacy, that pervaded the room, thin as air, intangible, as though no Legitimist of flesh and blood had ever existed to the man's mind except perhaps myself.
The enemy ceased firing, and that stern, threatening, inaccessible, and intangible line which separates two hostile armies was all the more clearly felt.
They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as an intangible, invisible mentality.
Puzzled, troubled eyes they were, for all their gray and savage glint, for their owner was struggling with an intangible suggestion of the familiarity of the face and figure of the woman below him.
Many precautions by the white-gods had Jerry been aware of, and so, sensing it almost in intangible ways, as a matter of course he accepted this barbed-wire fence on the floating world as a mark of the persistence of danger.
Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this.
The book begins with one of its wonderful historical anecdotes to highlight the rise of intangibles, comparing the recent valuation of Stansted Airport during the break-up of the British Airports Authority (about 1.5 billion [pounds sterling] in 2012) to the valuation of the village of Stansted for William the Conqueror in the 11th century (11 [pounds sterling]).