proprietary


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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 only practical way to pry storage away from its companion computing intelligence without conceding connection speed was to link disk drives and servers through the proprietary but rapid-transfer connection platform of fibre channel.
Therefore, 40 West 67h Street Corporation was acting within the scope of its authority in that the proprietary lease specifically provided for a tenant-shareholder's termination due to objectionable conduct.
We believe that the addition of the SAGE technology-which includes one of the largest proprietary databases of cancer and other disease-related gene expression data-will be a very valuable addition to our Internet offerings.
Martin and Driscoll said the measure might cause worry in financial markets that are heavily invested in the proprietary departments.
If they adopt the ubiquitous standards of the World Wide Web, physicians will be able to communicate with many of their patients electronically without having to install and maintain expensive proprietary software on patients, and health plan members, computers.
AcSEC believes government proprietary activities are similar to, and in many cases the same as, private-sector commercial activities and should not have different accounting and reporting requirements," the comment letter said.
In the coming years, proprietary interfaces will be replaced with standards-based interoperable ones.
AOL still is in more computer homes than all the ISPs put together, Donatiello said, a reminder that a significant proportion of households using proprietary services aren't hooked up to the Internet.
With such a huge market for shared standards, suppliers of products and services will produce more exciting applications for users than any one firm controlling a proprietary set of standards could ever produce.
Federated also works with 25 banks and administers more than $21 billion in its bank proprietary business.
Two recent cases, one in Civil Court and the other in the Supreme Court of New York County, help resolve the uncertainties faced by co-ops who attempt to terminate a shareholder's proprietary lease.
The Government Accounting Standards Board, in a surge of activity, issued final statements on three disparate issues--accounting for closed municipal landfills, university Pell grants and proprietary funds.