intellectual property

noun
Updated on: 7 May 2018

Definition of intellectual property

: property (such as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also : an application, right, or registration relating to this

Examples of intellectual property in a Sentence

  1. Any song that you write is your intellectual property.

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First Known Use of intellectual property

1769

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of intellectual property for English Language Learners

  • law : something (such as an idea, invention, or process) that comes from a person's mind


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legal Definition of intellectual property

see property

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