from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A name used to identify a commercial product or service, which may or may not be registered as a trademark. Also called brand name.
- n. The name by which a commodity, service, or process is known to the trade.
- n. The name under which a business firm operates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A name used to identify a commercial product or service; may or may not be registered as a trademark.
- n. The name under which a business or firm operates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The name by which an article is called among traders, etc..
- An invented or arbitrary adopted name given by a manufacturer or merchant to an article to distinguish it as produced or sold by him.
- The name or style under which a concern or firm does business. This name becomes a part of the good will of a business; it is not protected by the registration acts, but a qualified common-law protection against its misuse exists, analogous to that existing in the case of trade-marks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name invented or adopted as the specific name or designation of some article of commerce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a name given to a product or service
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A narcotic antagonist, having the trade name Trexane, used in the long-term detoxification of opiate addicts.
For example, the trade name SPAM—created in 1937 by Hormel Foods out of the first and last letters of “spiced ham”—has, when uncapitalized, come to mean “junk e-mail,” with a second sense of “the random posting of advertisements on computer bulletin boards.”
Here’s what the Drug Enforcement Administration says about Ritalin, a trade name for methylphenidate: “Methylphenidate, a Schedule II substance, has a high potential for abuse and produces many of the same effects as cocaine or the amphetamines.”