COTS


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COTS

(software)
commercial off-the-shelf. See commercial software.
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COTS

(Commercial Off-The-Shelf) Ready-made merchandise that is available for sale. The term may be applied to any hardware or packaged software that is readily available to the general public. See MOTS, NOTS and commodity product.
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References in classic literature ?
For the present, his work being over, he was free to ride into the city, by a railroad direct from the yards, or else to spend the night in a room where cots had been laid in rows.
They hired thirty young girls in Cincinnati to "pack fruit," and when they arrived put them at work canning corned beef, and put cots for them to sleep in a public hallway, through which the men passed.
Dawn showed a very white-faced Subaltern sitting on the side of a sick man's cot, and a Doctor in the doorway using language unfit for publication.
"My dear," said Princess Mary, addressing her brother from beside the cot where she was standing, "better wait a bit...
The old man arose from the cot and moved about the room.
Kim had reeled to a room with a cot in it, and was dozing soddenly.
It came just as Rokoff was lifting her upon the cot. A noise at the tent door behind him brought his head quickly about and away from the girl.
I've got one nice large double room, and I could let you have a cot."
And from across the cot his sister wailed, "Don't, don't!" and, covering her face, sobbed afresh.
Madame Antoine's cot was at the far end of the village.
About night we landed at one of them little Missouri towns high up toward Iowa, and had supper at the tavern, and got a room upstairs with a cot and a double bed in it, but I dumped my bag under a deal table in the dark hall while we was moving along it to bed, single file, me last, and the landlord in the lead with a tallow candle.
In one corner was a huge bed, and across the room a smaller cot; a cupboard, a table, and two benches completed the furnishings.