patente

 
patente
adjective
1. (descontento, indignación) 
a. obvious 
2. (demostración, prueba) 
a. clear 
su dolor era patentehe was clearly in pain
Noun
3. (de invento) 
a. patent 
tener la patente de algoto hold the patent on o for something
4. (certificado) 
patente de navegacióncertificate of registration
5. (de auto) (Southern Cone) 
a. registration number (United Kingdom) 
b. license number (United States) 
patente
adjective
1 [+mentira, muestra] clear
es una mentira patente
es prueba patente de su ineficacia it's clear proof of his inefficiency; me decepcionó su patente desinterés I was disappointed by his patent o clear lack of interest; su enojo era patente his annoyance was plain to see; he was plainly o patently o clearly annoyed; la culpabilidad era patente en su rostro he had guilt written all over his face
hacer algo patente to reveal sth; show sth clearly
aquella reacción hizo patente su rencor that reaction clearly showed o revealed his resentment
quedar patente to become patently clear o obvious
con ese comentario su ignorancia quedó patente with that comment his ignorance became patently clear o obvious
2 (Com) patent
3 (S. Cone) (excelente) superb; great
1 [de invento, producto] patent
derechos de patente patent rights; de patente (S. Cone) first-rate
patente de invención patent
2 (Jur) (permiso) licence; license; (EEUU) authorization
patente de corso (Hist) letter(s) of marque
se cree que tiene patente de corso he thinks he's got a licence to do whatever he pleases
patente de navegación ship's registration certificate
patente de privilegio letters patent
patente de sanidad bill of health
3 (S. Cone) (Automóviles) licence plate; license plate; (EEUU) (carnet) driving licence; driver's license; (EEUU)
(Caribe) patent medicine
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