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

  • noun A name, symbol, or other device used to identify and promote a product or service, especially an officially registered name or symbol that is thereby protected against use by others.
  • noun A distinctive characteristic by which a person or thing comes to be known.
  • transitive verb To label (a product) with proprietary identification.
  • transitive verb To register (something) as a trademark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective informal distinctive, characteristic, signature
  • noun A word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular company's product and differentiate it from other companies' products.
  • noun Any proprietary business, product or service name.
  • verb To register something as a trademark.
  • verb To so label a product.


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