Definition of non-proprietary in English:

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non-proprietary

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adjective

1Not registered or protected as a trademark or brand name; generic.
Example sentences
  • This is its ‘generic’, i.e. non-proprietary, name.
  • But it is a good MP3 player, and more importantly it's a non-proprietary, non-copyright enforcing, song-organising MP3 player.
1.1(Especially of computer hardware or software) conforming to standards that are in the public domain or are widely licensed.
Example sentences
  • It is a widely supported, non-proprietary standard, and there is plenty of software available.
  • The following disadvantages might provide reasons for using alternative or non-proprietary software for future projects.
  • It is also based on non-proprietary standards and open source software.
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