Patentless vs Parentless - What's the difference?

patentless | parentless |


As adjectives the difference between patentless and parentless

is that patentless is without a patent or patents while parentless is having no (living) parent.

patentless

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Without a patent or patents.
  • parentless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having no (living) parent.
  • * 1973 , Michael Gordon, The American Family in Social-Historical Perspective
  • Firstly, then, who were these parentless children who seem to have been present in a sizeable proportion of households...
  • * 2004 , Michael Kay, XSLT 2.0 Programmer's Reference
  • Two consequences of parentless elements complicate the rules.
  • (computing) Having no parent in a data structure.
  • * 2012 , Michael Lawrence, ?John Verzani, Programming Graphical User Interfaces in R (page 19)
  • The top-level window is parentless and forms the root of the hierarchy.