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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characteristic of, unique to, or originated by a particular person or group: Throughout the campaign, the candidate refuted his rival's criticisms with a series of patented responses.
  • adj. Protected or conferred by a patent or letters patent: a patented process.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of patent.
  • adj. For which a patent has been granted.

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  • adj. (of devices and processes) protected by patent

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