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Definitions and Synonyms of proprietary | Another word for proprietary | What is proprietary?

Definition 1: an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for proprietary in the sense of this definition

(proprietary is a kind of ...) the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others

Definition 2: protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where proprietary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form

(proprietary is similar to ...) (of goods and merchandise) marked or labeled by a distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive rights

"branded merchandise is that bearing a standard brand name"

(proprietary is similar to ...) (of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright

"permission to publish copyright material"

(proprietary is similar to ...) (of devices and processes) protected by patent

"they are patented inventions"

(proprietary is similar to ...) (of goods and merchandise) labeled with proprietary (and legally registered) identification guaranteeing exclusive use

"trademarked goods"

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