Textual thesaurus for "patent"

(adj) unmistakable, apparent, plain, manifest, evident

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields; evident hostility; manifest disapproval; patent advantages; made his meaning plain; it is plain that he is no reactionary; in plain view

(noun) patent of invention

a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

(noun) letters patent

an official document granting a right or privilege