patent

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
patent

Plural
patents

  1. A patent is a way of protecting an invention from being stolen.
  2. Thomas Edison had over 2000 patents.

Verb[change]

Plain form
patent

Third-person singular
patents

Past tense
patented

Past participle
patented

Present participle
patenting

  1. To patent means to get a patent on an invention
    Thomas Edison patented the light bulb and the phonograph.