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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.

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.

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Nearby terms: propositional calculus propositional logic Proposition of a Language Useable for Structured Specifications proprietary PROSE ProSet PROSPER
 

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