Of software, especially an operating system, signifying that it is manufactured and maintained by only one vendor, or that it is the only type usable on a particular computer, or that it does not conform to a widely-accepted standard, or that its details are secret, or some combination of these. Contrasts with open.
Made to a manufacturer's specifications, for example a battery that cannot be used by another manufacturer's camera.
The term ''proprietary'' generally refers to a system whose manufacturer will not divulge specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the product. It is also known as a closed architecture.
When a manufacturer uses a format that is not a standard. This happens with hardware and software both. They do this to force you to buy their product at their prices.
Equipment which will only work with one vendor's telephone system.
This simply means to be supplied by only one vendor. It is commonly misused. Currently, most processors are non-proprietary, some systems are non-proprietary, and every OS (except for arguably Linux) is proprietary.
unique to a given manufacturer
Any feature of a golf club that is unique to a particular manufacturer. For example, each manufacturer's head or shaft designs are proprietary to that manufacturer. Proprietary designs, logos, etc. are often patented by the company developing them in order to secure their exclusive use for a given time period.
A design or technique owned by a company which has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the product or to allow other software programs to interface with it.
In the computer industry, this term is often used to imply that a product is owned and controlled by a single vendor.
having or owning property They system was designed to avoid the need to use proprietary computer hardware. proprietarily (adv)
Interface The interface provided by the vendor. Sometimes referred to as the native interface.
When used in connection with a software programmed owned by a company, it indicates that the programme is formatted so it does not allow access to its source code and cannot be adapted.
Products or services manufactured or offered under exclusive rights of ownership, including rights under patent, copyright or trade secret law. A product or service is proprietary if it has a distinctive feature or characteristic which is not shared or provided by competing or similar products or services.
Proprietary products are kept secret. Others cannot duplicate the product, nor can they produce hardware or software that will readily connect to it. The opposite of proprietary is "open".
Materials or software designed for use with one specific machine.
An option that is only possible if using hardware or software for which it was designed.
Systems that use techniques which cannot interoperate with other manufacturer's equipment without a great deal of difficulty.
Proprietary means the company that developed the design owns the design, and no one may duplicate it or distribute it without that company's permission.
Most commercial software today is proprietary. Proprietary software generally costs money, and its distribution and modification are prohibited. Source: TechSoup.org
A system or software design which means the system or software may only be compatible with other products from the same vendor.
Refers to a technological design or architecture whose configuration is unavailable to the public and may not be duplicated without permission from the designer or architect. Apple's Macintosh® platform is the quintessential example of proprietary architecture. No other computer firm may "clone" it.
adj. of or pertaining to a keyway and key section assigned exclusively to one end user by the lock manufacturer. It may also be protected by law from duplication.
Generally refers to a system whose manufacturer will not divulge specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the product. "Proprietary" may mean that the information is secret or that the information must be licensed from the owner before it can be used. Also known as a closed architecture.
In the computer industry, proprietary is the opposite of open, whereby designs and techniques are freely shared. A proprietary design or technique is owned by a company. It implies that the company has not divulged specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the product.
software that is â€œclosed source.â€ Users cannot see the source code, copy the software, or use it in any way other than specified by the strict licensing provided by the vendor. All major software products by large commercial entities (like Microsoft, Intuit, etc.) fit this definition.