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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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off-the-shelfˌoff-the-ˈshelf adjective, adverb  BBTAVAILABLEalready made and available in shops rather than being designed especially for a customer off-the-shelf database software
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off-the-shelfoff-the-shelf database software
From Longman Business Dictionaryoff-the-shelfˌoff-the-ˈshelf adjectiveCOMMERCE an off-the-shelf product is made to a standard design and can be bought in the shopsoff-the-shelf database softwareStandard off-the-shelf systems are displacing the custom products that were the company’s mainstay. compare tailor-madeoff the shelf adverbAnybody can buy software programs like this off the shelf and create new typefaces.
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