Definition of nonproprietary in US English:

nonproprietary

adjective

  • 1Not registered or protected as a trademark or brand name; generic.

    • ‘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.’
    unbranded, untrademarked, non-proprietary
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    1. 1.1 (especially of computer hardware or software) conforming to standards that are in the public domain or are widely licensed, and so not restricted to one manufacturer.
      • ‘Today, there still isn't a single non-proprietary desktop application suite to compete with Microsoft Office.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Will Radio, Manila, or Frontier ever move to a non-proprietary scripting language?’
      • ‘It is also based on non-proprietary standards and open source software.’

Pronunciation

nonproprietary

/ˌnänprəˈprīəˌterē//ˌnɑnprəˈpraɪəˌtɛri/