patent

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

— patently

adverb
2 patent /ˈpætn̩t/ Brit /ˈpeɪtn̩t/ noun
plural patents
2 patent
/ˈpætn̩t/ Brit /ˈpeɪtn̩t/
noun
plural patents
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]
3 patent /ˈpætn̩t/ Brit /ˈpeɪtn̩t/ verb
patents; patented; patenting
3 patent
/ˈpætn̩t/ Brit /ˈpeɪtn̩t/
verb
patents; patented; patenting
Learner's definition of PATENT
[+ object]
: to get a patent for (something)
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