Definition of Patent
Patent
pat·ent


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(adjective)
in plain sight; obvious and recognizable;

e.g. She showed a patent disinterest in the latest gossip surrounding Hollywood.

(noun)
a legal government license that confers a right or title for a set period; copyright;

e.g. She has a patent for her invention, meaning no one can steal her idea.

(verb)
to obtain or secure a patent or copyright for an invention or creation;

e.g. She wanted to immediately patent her invention before anyone could copy her.




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