Definition of patentable in US English:

patentable

adjective

  • See patent

    • ‘If basic scientific findings were patentable, the tracing problem would be particularly acute.’
    • ‘Ideas and natural phenomena were not patentable.’
    • ‘This makes the software inseparable from the device, and hence patentable.’
    • ‘It is four years since a court held that software and business methods were patentable.’
    • ‘What is in public domain is not patentable.’

Pronunciation

patentable

/ˈpatn(t)əb(ə)l//ˈpætn(t)əb(ə)l/