patent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpeɪtənt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpætənt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(patnt or, for 10, 1215, pāt-; esp. Brit. pātnt)



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patent

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. apply for a patent
  2. [file for, register, approve] a patent
  3. the holder of the patent
  4. a technical patent
  5. a patent to protect
  6. infringed on her patent
  7. was [denied, granted] a patent for
  8. the patent holder
  9. patent pending
  10. a patent application
  11. go to the patent office
  12. study patent law
  13. patent infringement
  14. is a patent attorney
  15. the [formula, design, product] is patent protected
  16. patent [descriptions, protection, rights]
  17. [filed, registered] at the patent office
  18. a patent [product, device, item]
n as adj
  1. the patent holder
  2. a patent application
  3. go to the patent office
  4. study patent law
  5. patent infringement
  6. is a patent attorney
  7. patent [descriptions, protection, rights]
  8. [filed, registered] at the patent office
  9. a patent [product, device, item]
v
  1. patent the [design, product, logo, process, invention]
  2. the [design] had already been patented
  3. patent [the design] to [secure, prevent, safeguard, ensure]
  4. patented in [the UK, Canada, Europe]
  5. patented by [him, the company, the inventor]
adj
  1. a patent lack of [skill, courage, direction]
  2. a patent [breach, ignorance, flouting] of (the law)
  3. patent [madness, absurdity, ridicule]
  4. patent [shoes, boots, belts, accessories]
  5. patent leather (shoes)
adv
  1. the [formula, design, product] is patent protected
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