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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characteristic of, unique to, or originated by a particular person or group.
  • adjective Protected or conferred by a patent or letters patent.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of patent.
  • adjective For which a patent has been granted.

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  • adjective (of devices and processes) protected by patent

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