nonproprietary

adjective non·pro·pri·e·tary \ ˌnän-prə-ˈprī-ə-ˌter-ē \

Definition of nonproprietary

: not proprietary
  • nonproprietary technology
  • The open-source movement gave us nonproprietary platforms, browsers, and frameworks such as Linux, Firefox, and Drupal.
  • —Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery

Medical Dictionary

nonproprietary

adjective non·pro·pri·etary \ -prə-ˈprī-ə-ˌter-ē \

medical Definition of nonproprietary

: not proprietary
  • a drug's nonproprietary name

Law Dictionary

nonproprietary

adjective non·pro·pri·e·tary \ ˌnän-prə-ˈprī-ə-ˌter-ē \

legal Definition of nonproprietary

: not proprietary

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