off-the-shelf
adjective Date: 1950 available as a stock item ; not specially designed or custom-made <
off-the-shelf software
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • off the shelf — ˌoff the ˈshelf adjective COMMERCE an off the shelf product is made to a standard design and can be bought in the shops: • off the shelf database software • Standard off the shelf systems are displacing the custom products that were the company s …   Financial and business terms

  • off-the-shelf — ˌoff the ˈshelf adjective COMMERCE an off the shelf product is made to a standard design and can be bought in the shops: • off the shelf database software • Standard off the shelf systems are displacing the custom products that were the company s …   Financial and business terms

  • Off-the-shelf — may refer to: Off the shelf component Commercial off the shelf, a phrase in computing terminology Ready to wear Shelf corporation, a type of company Off the Shelf Festival, a festival of writing and reading which takes place each year in… …   Wikipedia

  • off-the-shelf — adjective, adverb sold for general use, not made for a particular person or purpose: off the shelf computer software You can buy all these items off the shelf …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off-the-shelf — adj. Made in large quantities and intended to be used without modifications; similar to {off the rack}, but not restricted to clothing. Opposite of {custom made}, {made to order}, or {one of a kind}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off-the-shelf — adj, adv already made and available in shops rather than being designed especially for a customer ▪ off the shelf database software …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Off the shelf — In finance or when buying things, off the shelf refers to products that have already been designed and made, compared to made to measure, (or one off, custom built, custom made, etc.), which refers to products that have to be made to a special… …   Wikipedia

  • off-the-shelf — /awf dheuh shelf , of /, adj. 1. readily available from merchandise in stock. 2. made according to a standardized format; not developed for specialized or individual needs; ready made: off the shelf computer programs. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • off the shelf — phrasal available from stock ; not made to order < off the shelf equipment > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • off-the-shelf — adjective As purchased or as commonly available, without modification or customization. We can build a specialized part for you, but an off the shelf product will probably cost less …   Wiktionary

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