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Proprietary

Describing knowledge or another asset that properly belongs to one person or company. Proprietary knowledge and assets are protected and their owner is not required to reveal them. For example, a restaurant that makes the best fried chicken in town cannot be compelled to reveal its recipe as this knowledge gives it a competitive advantage over other restaurants. See also: Trade secret.
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hard to find anyone who comes into a meeting not knowing how they're going to vote" (115), this is because academics' proprietarily Roarkian relationship to their work trains them to think that they are bringing the truth out of the desert, rather than thinking together with other people.
Evidence from chronicles, account books, liturgical manuscripts, reports of visits to the convent, and inscriptions on the works of art themselves shows that the nuns viewed art within their convent extremely proprietarily.
119) When this narrator shifts briefly from Stahr's perspective to that of his Communist antagonist, whom Stahr disparages as "the soapbox son-of-a-bitch" (125), then the West, both the Hollywood establishment, home of movie Westerns, where Stahr reigns, and Western civilization, with which Stahr proprietarily identifies, appears as a "frail half sick person holding up the whole thing" (128).
5 metal frame laser eye protection with full side shields comes in three sizes, and is available with all proprietarily laser protective filters.
Finally, though this has been a methodological report, one managerial implication seems to emerge: if a valid power measure is ever created, proprietarily or otherwise, the first organization in a given industry to apply it may achieve a decisive competitive advantage through the crucial information the measure would provide.
If policy cycle and issue-network scholars are correct, the public policy process is being restructured fundamentally, as follows: A leveling of political hierarchy is bringing about a realignment of political power in our polity; power over decision making is being redirected from the general political system into specialized, privatized arenas of experts; knowledge, proprietarily organized, is replacing more traditional political alliances as the primary resource in policy making; and administrators, as stewards of tacit knowledge, find their participation in policy making enhanced.
The acts themselves - anal and oral sex - are, of course, not proprietarily homosexual, so their negative consequences if any) apply to heterosexual as well as homosexual partners.
There is much more at stake than access to what George Bush (in his January State of the Union address) proprietarily claimed as "the world's oil resources.
The company has proprietarily developed a unique portfolio of Web-based technologies focused on discount travel and shopping.
The Home Energy Management System (HEMS), a proprietarily developed energy management system, EDMS and other systems are being provided for activities to verify the optimization of home energy use in the Toyota City Project.
Her three Tonys notwithstanding, McDonald is a graciously earthbound performer, poking fun at her inadvertent pretension when she proprietarily referred to "my" band or "my next composer.