intellectual property

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  1. Law. property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks.

  2. an individual product of original creative thought: Microsoft’s Halo franchise is one of the most profitable intellectual properties in the video game industry.

Origin of intellectual property

An Americanism dating back to 1840–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for intellectual property

intellectual property

  1. an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent

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