Definitions for off-the-shelf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. readily available from merchandise in stock.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. made according to a standardized format; ready-made.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, off-the-peg, ready-to-wear(adj)

    (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock

    "a ready-made jacket"; "ready-to-wear clothes"


  1. 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.


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