Patently

Word PATENTLY
Character 8
Hyphenation pat ent ly
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Patently"

What do we mean by patently?

In a patent manner; openly, plainly, or clearly. adverb

In a patent manner; openly; plainly; unmistakably: as, patently fallacious.

Openly; evidently. adverb

In a clear and unambiguous manner. adverb

Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly') adverb

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The word "patently" in example sentences

In a letter sent to the panel's members on Tuesday, James J. Gerace, president of Verizon's New York region, accused the Communication Workers of America, which represents many of the striking employees, of fomenting a campaign against the contract by disseminating what he called "patently false" information about Verizon's role in the theft charges. ❋ By FERNANDA SANTOS (2011)

It's exaggeration to absurdity, to a point where it obviously, patently is not meant to be taken literally, for crying out loud. ❋ Hal Duncan (2006)

What is democracy if the publics' expressed intentions about an act being done in our name is patently and blatantly ignored? ❋ Diann Rust-Tierney (2011)

Just last week, Sen. Daniel Inouye sent $100,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee so it could air more attacks on me, attacks that have already been called patently false. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The Commission defines indecent speech as language that, in context, depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities or organs in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium. ❋ Unknown (2009)

After some back-and-forth between the FCC and WBAI, the FCC released in 1975 a declaratory order concerning the broadcast of “indecent” language, defining “indecent” as words that describe “in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards sexual or excretory activities and organs at times of the day when there is a reasonable risk that children may be in the audience.” ❋ George Carlin (2009)

Says the appeals court: Because Reno holds that a regulation that covers speech that "in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards, sexual or excretory activities or organs" is unconstitutionally vague, we are skeptical that the FCC's identically-worded indecency test could nevertheless provide the requisite clarity to withstand constitutional scrutiny. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Or, as the CDA dictates, should they have to curb their expression -- even certain constitutionally protected speech with redeeming social value like sex education, highfalutin nude art and George Carlin comedy routines -- so that Net-surfing children will not be exposed to so-called patently offensive content? ❋ Unknown (2008)

The FCC has defined broadcast indecency as “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities.” Indecent programming contains patently offensive sexual or excretory material that does not rise to the level of obscenity. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The FCC defines indecency as “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium.” ❋ Elizabeth McClung (2006)

The FCC defines broadcast indecency as "language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities." ❋ Unknown (2004)

The issue is whether the FCC can regulate "indecency," as defined in a seminal 1975 case about a daytime radio broadcast of George Carlin's "Filthy Words" monologue as "language that describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory activities and organs" between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., when children might be watching. ❋ Dahlia Lithwick (2012)

Similarly, the FCC policy that the 2nd Circuit overturned yesterday, which was the agency's interpretation of a law prohibiting the utterance of "obscene, indecent or profane language by means of radio communication," defined broadcast indecency as "language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities." ❋ Unknown (2010)

The AFA alert specifies that the FCC has defined indecency as "language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary standards for the broadcast medium sexual or excretory organs or activities." ❋ Unknown (2010)

Material is indecent if, in context, it depicts or describes sexual or excretory organs or activities in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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