from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Available from merchandise in stock; not custom-made.
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- adj. As purchased or as commonly available, without modification or customization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
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Tyson was asked to give a 5 minute "welcome and hello" and instead gave an off-the-shelf 1 hour talk about how great the museum was.
SRBs - Jupiter uses off-the-shelf SRBs from the shuttle.
If feature creep and payload growth make it questionable if your existing off-the-shelf design will work, redesign the architecture, not the LV so that it will work (be willing to move from 1. 5-launch to 2-launch in order to restrict payload growth in any one launch);
NSXA would select the technology it needs and, if it is not already available off-the-shelf, contract through proper government bidding processes to the appropriate companies to assemble the tools and infrastructure it needs.
Other rifles are prettier, but I'm utilitarian and I think this will exceed my expectations for an off-the-shelf gun.
Dubbing the trend "Generation C" for Content, Trendwatching also noted that "customer-made" goods require much more than off-the-shelf customization.
NRDC has already outlined how simple barriers, with off-the-shelf technology, can effectively shut down the invasive species threat permanentlywith a reasonable price tag.
The ceiling fluorescent lights are an off-the-shelf brand, but they've been installed artfully, with customized attention, flush with the white ceiling.
This was despite the fact that the car was available off-the-shelf in at least 10 major states across the country.
The ingenious Mr. Yokoi summed up his engineering philosophy as "lateral thinking of seasoned technology"—that is, avoid expensive hardware and instead use off-the-shelf parts in inventive, original ways.