patent

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English[edit]

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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. 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, from Latin patēns ‎(open, lying open), present participle of pateō ‎(I lie open).

Adjective[edit]

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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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

patent m ‎(plural patents)

  1. patent

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

patent m

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

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

patent n (singular definite patentet, plural indefinite patenter)

  1. patent

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pa‧tent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

patent n ‎(plural patenten, diminutive patentje n)

  1. patent

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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patent ‎(comparative patenter, superlative am patentesten)

  1. clever
  2. ingenious

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Latin[edit]

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patent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pateō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Anglo-Norman lettre patente

Noun[edit]

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

  1. patent

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Anglo-Norman lettre patente

Noun[edit]

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

  1. patent

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Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

patent m inan

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

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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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]

Noun[edit]

patent n

  1. patent

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

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