patent

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpeɪtənt/, /ˈpætənt/
  • (US) enPR: pătʹənt, IPA(key): /ˈpætənt/, [pʰæ̝ʔn̩t] or enPR: pātʹənt, IPA(key): /ˈpeɪtənt/, [pʰe̞ɪʔn̩t]
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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”, in 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. License; formal permission.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act IV, sc. 1:
      If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her patent
      to offend, for if it touch not you, it comes near
      nobody.
  4. Patent leather: a varnished, high-gloss leather typically used for shoes and accessories.
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Verb[edit]

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 2[edit]

From Middle French patent, from Old French [Term?], from Latin patēns (open, lying open), present participle of pateō (I lie open).

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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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Motley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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
    • (Can we date this quote by Mortimer and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Madder [] in King Charles the First's time, was made a patent commodity.

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Catalan[edit]

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patent m (plural patents)

  1. patent

Czech[edit]

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patent m

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

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Danish[edit]

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patent n (singular definite patentet, plural indefinite patenter)

  1. patent

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French patente, from lettres patentes (letter in which a privilege is granted), from Latin litterae patentes.

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patent n (plural patenten, diminutive patentje n)

  1. patent [from 16th c.]
    Synonym: octrooi
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from German patent, originating in student slang. Related to etymology 1.

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patent (comparative patenter, superlative patentst)

  1. excellent, exquisite [from mid 19th c.]
    Synonyms: geweldig, voortreffelijk
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Inflection of patent
uninflected patent
inflected patente
comparative patenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial patent patenter het patentst
het patentste
indefinite m./f. sing. patente patentere patentste
n. sing. patent patenter patentste
plural patente patentere patentste
definite patente patentere patentste
partitive patents patenters

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Anglo-Norman lettre patente.

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patent n (definite singular patentet, indefinite plural patent or patenter, definite plural patenta or patentene)

  1. patent

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Anglo-Norman lettre patente.

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patent n (definite singular patentet, indefinite plural patent, definite plural patenta)

  1. patent

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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patent m inan

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

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sh

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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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Swedish[edit]

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patent n

  1. patent

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Declension of patent 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative patent patentet patent patenten
Genitive patents patentets patents patentens

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