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  1. patent

    • IPA[ˈpat(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention;patent leather
    • adj.
      easily recognizable; obvious;(of a vessel, duct, or aperture) open and unobstructed; failing to close
    • v.
      obtain a patent for (an invention)
    • noun: patent, plural noun: patents

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention he took out a patent for an improved steam hammer
    • 2. patent leather designs in a wide range of textures featuring super-chic patent, soft suede, or sophisticated nappa he wore black trousers and black patent shoes

    形容詞

    動詞

    • 1. obtain a patent for (an invention) an invention is not your own until it is patented