from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a patent manner; openly, plainly, or clearly: a patently false statement.
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- adv. In a clear and unambiguous manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Openly; evidently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a patent manner; openly; plainly; unmistakably: as, patently fallacious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
patent + -ly (Wiktionary)