Intangible asset


Intangible asset
A legal claim to some future benefit, typically a claim to future cash. Goodwill, intellectual property, patents, copyrights, and trademarks are examples of intangible assets. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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intangible asset UK US noun [C] (also intangible, invisible asset)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE something that does not exist in a physical way, but which has value for a business, such as a brand name: »

A large chunk of the acquisition price will be allocated to intangible assets, including goodwill.

Compare TANGIBLE ASSET(Cf. ↑tangible asset)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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