Meaning of “intellectual property” in the English Dictionary

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"intellectual property" in British English

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intellectual propertynoun [ U ]

uk /ɪn.təlˌek.tju.əl ˈprɒp.ə.ti/ us /ɪn.t̬əlˌek.tʃu.əl ˈprɑː.pɚ.t̬i/ specialized

(Definition of “intellectual property” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intellectual property" in Business English

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intellectual propertynoun [ U ]

uk us abbreviation IP LAW

someone's idea, invention, etc. that can be protected by law from being copied by someone else:

Theft of intellectual property is widespread, with factories illegally producing millions of cheap copies of the latest design of phone.

(Definition of “intellectual property” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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