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1patentadjective
1patent
adjective
Learner's definition of PATENT  
always used before a noun
/ˈpætn̩t/British/ˈpeɪtn̩t/ : of, relating to, or concerned with patents
/ˈpeɪtn̩t/ formal : obvious or clear

— patently

adverb
2patent/ˈpætn̩t/
British/ˈpeɪtn̩t/noun
pluralpatents
2patent
/ˈpætn̩t/British/ˈpeɪtn̩t/
noun
pluralpatents
Learner's definition of PATENT  
: an official document that gives a person or company the right to be the only one that makes or sells a product for a certain period of time
[count]
— often + on— often + for
[noncount]
3patent/ˈpætn̩t/
British/ˈpeɪtn̩t/verb
patentspatentedpatenting
3patent
/ˈpætn̩t/British/ˈpeɪtn̩t/
verb
patentspatentedpatenting
Learner's definition of PATENT  
[+ object]
: to get a patent for (something)
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