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Another word for patent

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Adjective
  1. Easily seen through due to a lack of subtlety

    See also:

    see

    clear

  2. Readily seen, perceived, or understood

    See also:

    see

Another word for patent

Modifier
  1. Concerning a product for which a patent has been obtained

  2. Obvious

    See also:

    obvious

Noun
      1. A privilege or right granted by law, especially the right to vote in the election of public officials.
      2. A special privilege given by government to a corporation or an individual to engage in a particular activity using public facilities, especially to provide a public service such as transportation or communications.
      3. The establishment of a corporation, including the granting of certain privileges such as exemption from individual liability for the acts of the corporation.
      1. A document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority, creating a public or private corporation, such as a city, college, or bank, and defining its privileges and purposes.
      2. A written grant from the sovereign power of a country conferring certain rights and privileges on a person, a corporation, or the people:
      3. A document outlining the principles, functions, and organization of a corporate body; a constitution:
      1. To allow or consent to the fulfillment of (something requested):
      2. To give or confer officially or formally:
      3. To transfer (property) by a deed.
      1. A special advantage, immunity, permission, right, or benefit granted to or enjoyed by an individual, class, or caste.
      2. Such an advantage, immunity, or right held as a prerogative of status or rank, and exercised to the exclusion or detriment of others.
      3. The principle of granting and maintaining a special right or immunity:
      1. The legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.
      2. Of or relating to a copyright:
      3. Protected by copyright:
      1. Official or legal permission to engage in a regulated activity:
      2. A document, card, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal permission:
      3. A contract allowing someone to use a proprietary product or service:
      1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
      2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      3. A shortcoming or defect:
      1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct:
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. The act of conceding.
      2. Something, such as a point previously claimed in argument, that is later conceded.
      3. An acknowledgment or admission.
      1. The act of protecting.
      2. The condition of being protected.
      3. One that protects:
      1. A document granting a patent for an invention.
      1. an exclusive right established by patent, esp. the right to an invention
    See also:

    monopoly

Verb
      1. A name, symbol, or other device used to identify and promote a product or service, especially an officially registered name or symbol that is thereby protected against use by others.
      2. A distinctive characteristic by which a person or thing comes to be known:
      3. To label (a product) with proprietary identification.
      1. A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions.
      2. A book for such entries.
      3. An entry in such a record.
      1. The legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.
      2. Of or relating to a copyright:
      3. Protected by copyright:
      1. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
      2. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
      3. To put out; expel.
      1. A precautionary measure:
      2. A mechanical device designed to prevent accidents or injury.
      3. A protective stipulation, as in a contract.
      1. To acquire or maintain a monopoly of.
      2. To dominate or use to the exclusion of others:
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct:
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. Official or legal permission to engage in a regulated activity:
      2. A document, card, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal permission:
      3. A contract allowing someone to use a proprietary product or service: