Definition of patent
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- British English: patent NOUN
A patent is an official right to be the only person or company allowed to make or sell a new product for a certain period of time.The company applied for a patent on its cookies.
- British English: patent VERB
If you patent something, you obtain a patent for it.He patented the idea that the atom could be split.
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