belonging to a proprietor.
being a proprietor; holding property: the proprietary class.
pertaining to property or ownership: proprietary wealth.
belonging or controlled as property.
(of a brand name, product, service, formula, etc.) protected by a patent, copyright, or trademark: proprietary drugs; a proprietary name; a proprietary logo; a proprietary blend of ingredients.
privately owned and operated for profit: proprietary hospitals.
an owner or proprietor.
a body of proprietors.
American History. the grantee or owner, or one of the grantees or owners, of a proprietary colony.
something owned, especially real estate.
a proprietary medicine.
Also called proprietary school . a school organized as a profit-making venture primarily to teach vocational skills or self-improvement techniques.
- pro·pri·e·tar·i·ly [pruh-prahy-i-tair-i-lee, -prahy-i-ter-], /prəˌpraɪ ɪˈtɛər ɪ li, -ˈpraɪ ɪˌtɛr-/, adverb
- non·pro·pri·e·tar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·pro·pri·e·tar·ies.
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How to use proprietary in a sentence
Disney uses Google’s ad server for its non-Hulu properties, while Hulu has its own proprietary ad server.
This can be difficult to achieve in machine learning, particularly for proprietary design cases.Participation-washing could be the next dangerous fad in machine learning | Amy Nordrum | August 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Some of these, such as the proprietary PECO filtration technology used by Molekule, are widely vetted.Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19? | dzanemorris | August 22, 2020 | Fortune
China, meanwhile, continues to lock out international companies that refuse to play by its rules—such as agreeing to censor search engine results, provide authorities with data on users, or hand over software source code and other proprietary data.
Adoption could become broad-based as the process for this test doesn’t require proprietary materials.What makes the latest coronavirus testing process, developed by Yale, so promising | Sy Mukherjee | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
Yet by equating their engineering with Teutonic rigor the Germans have created the impression of an exclusive proprietary quality.
The Volcker Rule, a component of the far-reaching Dodd-Frank law, required large banks to cut back on proprietary trading.The Incredible 'Wussiness' Of The Fed Vs Goldman Sachs—Caught On Tape | Daniel Gross | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That data is available only to publishers through their vendors and is proprietary unless released to the public.Hillary’s Book Sales Are Weak by Clinton Standards | Jason Pinter | June 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor did Microsoft transform its proprietary operating system into open-source code.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road | Daniel Gross | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The company created customized mixtapes at the point-of-sale with its own proprietary technology.
Their constitutions differed in various points; in some the governor was appointed by the crown, in others by the proprietary.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
He walked across the room to my lad—I was now beginning to feel a proprietary interest in him—and seized him roughly by the arm.A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
Yet it is advertised to physicians as an ethical proprietary and is evidently being prescribed by them.
This product is another of the patent-medicine–ethical-proprietary type of nostrums.
The proprietary Chologen is interesting some of our readers and several have sent us samples and literature.
British Dictionary definitions for proprietary
of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
privately owned and controlled
med a proprietary drug or agent
a proprietor or proprietors collectively
right to property
Also called: lord proprietary (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony
- proprietarily, adverb
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