Definition of 'patent'
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Beneath his pewter grey super lightweight suit his black shoes shone with a better shine than patent leather. INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)She was wearing a short, white, belted raincoat, black stockings and black, patent leather, high-heeled shoes. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS (2002)And patent costs and studio rentals are increasing all the time. THE IMAGE OF LAURA (2002)
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Translations for 'patent'
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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