pat·​ent·​ed | \ ˈpa-tᵊn-təd How to pronounce patented (audio) , British also ˈpā- \

Definition of patented

: originated by or peculiar to one person or group : individualized

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Examples of patented in a Sentence

the radio commentator went into one of his patented tirades after an astute caller questioned his knowledge of the facts
Recent Examples on the Web Middleton opened the game making all six of his shots and scoring 14 points in the first half, from a dunk to his patented midrange jumpers to a couple of threes. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Oct. 2021 The last scene Craig filmed in his five-movie run, which wrapped in October 2019 and debuts in theaters this weekend, didn’t involve one of the franchise’s patented chase sequences or a gritty fight. NBC News, 29 Sep. 2021 To filter rainwater and eliminate debris, LeafFilter uses a patented three-piece micromesh system made up of a micromesh filter, frame, and reinforced internal hangers for support. Erica Reagle, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2021 The company’s patented, ergonomic Nuage seating will also be standard in the cabin, which seats 10, to upgrade the flight experience. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2021 The company’s patented process is relatively simple, Eagle said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2021 The patented process builds complex parts at the atomic level, enabling superior density and surface finish at small sizes. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2021 The added perk of using this material is that Mo’s Crib is able to turn it into thin strips, through a patented process, to be used to weave durable, washable and bug-resistant pieces for in-home and outdoors. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 21 July 2021 Love explains that the product's distinct difference from other hyaluronic fillers is its patented Restylane XpresHAn technology, which allows the filler to move dynamically with facial movement. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, 12 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of patented

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patented was in 1951

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“Patented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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