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proprietary

1. of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
2. Med of or denoting a drug or agent manufactured and distributed under a trade name
3. Med a proprietary drug or agent
4. a proprietor or proprietors collectively
5. 
a. right to property
b. property owned
6. (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony

proprietary

(1)
In marketroid-speak, superior; implies a product imbued with exclusive magic by the unmatched brilliance of the company's own hardware or software designers.

proprietary

(2)
In the language of hackers and users, inferior; implies a product not conforming to open-systems standards, and thus one that puts the customer at the mercy of a vendor who can inflate service and upgrade charges after the initial sale has locked the customer in.

proprietary

Private. Proprietary hardware and software are owned and controlled by a single organization or individual. Contrast with open.
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The truck currently uses the Volvo Group's proprietarily developed hybrid technology, which achieved major success primarily with respect to its buses, with customers in Gothenburg and London.
Fujitsu has developed a new protocol that incorporates a proprietarily developed and efficient retransmission method based on UDP, a protocol optimized for delivering streaming media.
The lasso is then attached to a proprietarily designed reduction instrument that reduces the rod to the screws.
The microparticles are proprietarily designed to be used with an approved dermatology laser to reduce the size and activity of sebaceous glands and follicles, which are responsible for acne.
Beans is a Dry Ridge Kentucky cafe and bakery which will be producing Nacho Cheese filled donuts and ketchup filled donut holes, proprietarily called “Bean Bites” just in time for April Fools day
The gas turbine that marked the latest achievement is the 60 hertz (Hz) M501J, which MHI proprietarily developed in the spring of 2009.
Our evaluation confirmed the Aspera reputation for full security and bandwidth utilization, and the flexibility of the architecture allowed for a quick integration into both our standard and proprietarily developed ingest applications and core infrastructure.
Sabra's expanded facility leverages proprietarily engineered solutions designed to support further innovation and enhanced food preparation at all areas of production.
As well, the system contains a proprietarily developed high-precision and high-speed simulation engine that can analyze high-speed transmissions of over a GHz.
headquartered in Saitama Prefecture's Tsurugashima City, Shigeru Kawatsuhara, President and CEO), a developer and manufacturer of electronics parts, focusing primarily on its coil products business, has announced that it will demonstrate a proprietarily developed wireless power transmission at CEATEC 2009.