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patent

See also: Patent

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Short form of Anglo-Norman lettre patente, "open letter", from Latin littera patens.

NounEdit

patent (plural patents)

  1. A declaration issued by a government agency declaring someone the inventor of a new invention and having the privilege of stopping others from making, using or selling the claimed invention; a letter patent.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55: 
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
  2. A specific grant of ownership of a piece of property; a land patent.
  3. Patent leather: a varnished, high-gloss leather typically used for shoes and accessories.
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patent (third-person singular simple present patents, present participle patenting, simple past and past participle patented)

  1. To successfully register an invention with a government agency; to secure a letter patent.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French patent, from Old French, from Latin patens (open, lying open), present participle of patere (to lie open).

AdjectiveEdit

patent (comparative more patent, superlative most patent)

  1. (biology) open, unobstructed, expanded.
    That is a patent ductus arteriosus.
  2. explicit and obvious.
    Those claims are patent nonsense.
  3. (of flour) that is fine, and consists mostly of the inner part of the endosperm
  4. Open; unconcealed; conspicuous.
    • Motley
      He had received instructions, both patent and secret.
  5. Open to public perusal; said of a document conferring some right or privilege.
    letters patent
  6. Protected by a legal patent.
    a patent right; patent medicines
    • Mortimer
      Madder [] in King Charles the First's time, was made a patent commodity.
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patent m

  1. patent (declaration issued by a government to an inventor)

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DutchEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Short form of Latin littera patens.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: pa‧tent

NounEdit

patent n (plural patenten, diminutive patentje n)

  1. patent

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patent (comparative patenter, superlative am patentesten)

  1. clever
  2. ingenious

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patent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pateō

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patent m

  1. patent (official declaration that someone is the inventor of something)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pǎtent/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧tent

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pàtent m (Cyrillic spelling па̀тент)

  1. patent (official declaration that someone is the inventor of something)

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patent n

  1. a patent

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