Definitions for "Proprietary"
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.
A body proprietors, taken collectively.
Belonging, or pertaining, to a proprietor; considered as property; owned; as, proprietary medicine.
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.
A monk who had reserved goods and effects to himself, notwithstanding his renunciation of all at the time of profession.
This is a term used to describe postsecondary schools that are private and are legally permitted to make a profit. Most proprietary schools offer technical and vocational courses.
proprietas, a property], of or pertaining to a product, such as a drug or device, that is made for profit
Pertaining to a drug that is produced for profit.
A Proprietary document refers to anything that is something of a trade secret or information that is essential to a client's competitive advantage.
Information that a company considers a trade secret and that it will not disclose to the public.
Items such as books, maps and filmstrips, established by the State Education Code for purchasing without competitive bidding.
Keywords:  nikon, confused, satisfy, lens, thus
The only items that can perform a function and satisfy a need. This should not be confused with "single source." An item can be proprietary and yet available from more than one source. For example, if you need a camera lens for a Nikon camera, the only lens that will fit is a Nikon lens, thus, this lens is "proprietary." However, the Nikon lens is available from more than one source, thus, it is not single source.
Refers to the assets of a brokerage firm and those of its principals that have been specifically pledged as their capital contribution to the organization
In-house. Firms often refer to their proprietary analysis models and dealing systems etc.
A protocol or communications system developed by a company, as opposed to those emanating from a standards organization.
A specification or implementation created by a single private organization.
Product registered and/or held in private ownership, often implying that prices are held higher than they would otherwise be
Equipment that does not conform to a standard. Proprietary computer equipment will typically only communicate with equipment of the same brand/type.
Research designed specifically for a client and not provided to any other parties. Proprietary research is typically designed for process improvement.