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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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(1.) D-fraction used in this study was prepared by a standardized procedure proprietarily developed by Mushroom Wisdom Inc.
Proprietarily posed with arms pressing straight down on to the back of the chair, the Nizam shadows the seated Begum, reinforcing his masculinity.
A major part of them have high market price and are compatible only with the proprietarily company production equipment.
Cosic before he died--our family felt very proprietarily toward it.
Likewise, the image of Flora reclining on "a deck-chair" on board ship appears more than once in the text and constitutes the dust jacket illustration for the Methuen first edition of Chance: Powell standing proprietarily over Flora, offering her a shawl (Chance [1974] 311, 323).
In order to develop a database focused on archaeological information, the following key requirements are needed: 1) Flexibility, because all data are rich in structure, and it is necessary to protect proprietarily rights, to allow for changes/enhancements in design; 2) Scalability, with ~0.5 Tbytes of new data per year and the need to maintain performance for increasing data volumes; and 3) Portability.
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.
In Ribera del Duero it's Tinto Fino' in Cigales it's Tinto del Pa's' in Toro (rather proprietarily) it's Tinta de Toro' in La Mancha and Valdepeuas it's Cencibel, and in Catalonia it's Ull de Llebre.