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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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Despite of being a company of medium-range size the company with its 65 staff members produces a considerable range of fittings in three halls; they are proprietarily designed fittings for burners, ovens, boilers and power plants.
If competing suppliers use the same mark proprietarily, there is no assurance that the source or product information signaled by the mark is accurate.
This looting took place after assurances had been given by the expedition leader, Captain Napier (later known, proprietarily, as "Lord Napier of Magdala"), to the Ethiopian church that nothing would be taken.
MHI proprietarily developed the machine and has verified its performance and reliability through testing since January this year using an actual production model built at the Kanazawa plant of MHI's Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works.
The biggest owners of land who claimed and enjoyed proprietarily rights over the peasants.
Replacement parts can be difficult to find or almost prohibitively expensive--the LCD monitors fitted to two of our machines are proprietarily programmed/altered by the manufacturer with replacement units costing upwards of $5,000 each.
Because the Windows code is held proprietarily by Microsoft, only Microsoft employees have scanned the code looking for potential avenues of attack by hackers.
ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH, located in Munich, Germany, offers the middleware ParaStation, a proprietarily developed software application that creates a parallel environment for Linux clusters in a reliable, stable and highly efficient way.
This encompasses the range of containers proprietarily available for the water and soft drinks markets.
No longer would screw and driver be proprietarily paired.
Moreover, he generally is required to do so personally, rather than proprietarily.
All this time, the two men proprietarily help themselves to the exposed flesh.