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Meaning of “patent” - Learner’s Dictionary

patent

adjective     /ˈpeɪtənt, ˈpætənt/ formal
patent lie/nonsense
something that is obviously false: The explanation he gave - that was patent nonsense.Apparent and obviousVisible
patently adverb formal
Her claims are patently (= obviously) false.
Translations of “patent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有光澤的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有光泽的…
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