Synonyms for patent

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : pat-nt or for 10, 12–15, peyt-; especially British peyt-nt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpæt nt or for 10, 12–15, ˈpeɪt-; especially British ˈpeɪt nt

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Définition of patent

Origin :
  • late 14c., "open letter or document from some authority," shortened form of Anglo-French lettre patent (also in Medieval Latin (litteræ) patentes), literally "open letter" (late 13c.), from Old French patente (see patent (adj.).
  • The Letters Patent were ... written upon open sheets of parchment, with the Great Seal pendent at the bottom ... [while] the 'Litteræ Clausæ,' or Letters Close, ... being of a more private nature, and addressed to one or two individuals only, were closed or folded up and sealed on the outside. [S.R. Scargill-Bird, "A Guide to the Principal Classes of Documents at the Public Record Office," 1891]
  • Meaning "a license covering an invention" is from 1580s.
  • adj unconcealed, conspicuous
  • noun copyright on an invention
Example sentences :
  • It is a patent declaration: "This is only a play; laugh and we are content."
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • The turners, Fig. 4, in the germinating cases are Saladin's patent.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various
  • But the unreasonableness of such a suspicion was patent, and Mr Verloc held his tongue.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • The American patent was obtained by Morse on October 3, 1837.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • In return Vail was to receive one-fourth of the patent rights in that country.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • Is this patent of yours on a process of making gas from crude oil?
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • There are those who discover and invent, and who do not patent.
  • Extract from : « The Nation in a Nutshell » by George Makepeace Towle
  • It was just a secret, not a patent; the thing ain't patentable.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • These words are quoted from my first patent relating to this subject.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 417 » by Various
  • No dial or dial gearing is shown in the patent or exists in the patent model.
  • Extract from : « The Auburndale Watch Company » by Edwin A. Battison

Antonyms for patent

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