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patent

pat·ent

patent

 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pae tnt
definition: a government grant that gives someone the right to make, use, or sell an invention. A patent is given for a certain number of years.
He got a patent for the toy he designed.
similar words:
license, permit, right, trademark
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: pae tnt
inflections: patented, patenting, patents
definition: to get a patent on.
The engineer patented her invention.
similar words:
register
derivations: patentable (adj.), patently (adv.)
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