off-the-shelf


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off-the-shelf

[′ȯfthə ¦shelf]
(industrial engineering)
Available for immediate shipment.
(ordnance)
Referring to those items required by the military services which are generally used throughout the civilian economy and which are available through normal commercial distribution channels.

off-the-shelf

Products that are factory-packaged and available for sale to either a company or to the general public. In the tech industry, off-the-shelf programs would be the opposite of custom software.
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