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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…
(Definition of patent adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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