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English definition of “patent”

patent

adjective  /ˈpæt·ənt, ˈpeɪ·tə/ us  

patent adjective (OBVIOUS)

(of ideas or characteristics) obvious: He felt the notion of beginner's luck was patent nonsense.
patently
adverb  /ˈpæt·ənt·li, ˈpeɪt-/ us  
Your entire argument is patently ridiculous.
(Definition of patent adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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