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Proprietary vs. Nonproprietary

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Proprietaryadjective

Of or relating to property or ownership.

‘proprietary rights’;

Nonproprietaryadjective

Lacking proprietary value; not private or privileged information.

Proprietaryadjective

Owning something; having ownership.

‘the proprietary class’;

Nonproprietaryadjective

Not protected by trademark, patent, or trade secret and thus open to commercial use without license; said of drugs (medications) and of various kinds of goods and materials.

Proprietaryadjective

Created or manufactured exclusively by the owner of intellectual property rights, as with a patent or trade secret.

‘The continuous profitability of the company is based on its many proprietary products.’;

Nonproprietarynoun

A drug that is not proprietary.

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Proprietaryadjective

Nonstandard and controlled by one particular organization.

‘a proprietary extension to the HTML standard for Web page structure’;

Nonproprietaryadjective

not protected by trademark or patent or copyright;

‘nonproprietary products are in the public domain and anyone can produce or distribute them’;

Proprietaryadjective

Privately owned.

‘a proprietary lake; a proprietary chapel’;

Proprietaryadjective

Possessive, jealous, or territorial.

Proprietarynoun

A proprietor or owner.

Proprietarynoun

A body of proprietors, taken collectively.

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Proprietarynoun

The rights of a proprietor.

Proprietarynoun

A monk who had reserved goods and belongings to himself, notwithstanding his renunciation of all at the time of profession.

Proprietarynoun

A proprietor or owner; one who has exclusive title to a thing; one who possesses, or holds the title to, a thing in his own right.

Proprietarynoun

A body proprietors, taken collectively.

Proprietarynoun

A monk who had reserved goods and effects to himself, notwithstanding his renunciation of all at the time of profession.

Proprietaryadjective

Belonging, or pertaining, to a proprietor; considered as property; owned; as, proprietary medicine.

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Proprietarynoun

an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

Proprietaryadjective

protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights;

‘`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form’;

Proprietaryadjective

relating to an owner or ownership

‘the company has a proprietary right to the property’;

Proprietaryadjective

behaving as if one owned something or someone

‘he looked about him with a proprietary air’;

Proprietaryadjective

(of a product) marketed under and protected by a registered trade name

‘proprietary brands of insecticide’;

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