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  Definition of patent
  1. a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
  2. an official document granting a right or privilege
  3. make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"
  4. obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?"
  5. grant rights to; grant a patent for
  6. clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reac
  7. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
Similar Words: patent of invention, letters patent, apparent, evident, manifest, plain

 

Derivational Morphology: obviousness, noticeability, noticeableness, patency, patent of invention, patentee, letters patent

 

Anagrams: patten, Nepeta

 

 
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