An example of a one-off is an experiment that works out once.
(comparative more one-off, superlative most one-off)
- Much more common outside US. Relative usage frequency 5% (COCA versus BNC).
Probably from foundry work, for which making reusable molds is expensive and expediency the rule for molds not to be reused.
one-off - Computer Definition
(1) One disc at a time. Recorded CD-R discs are called one-offs because they are "burned" one at a time in an optical drive.
(2) Software that is written to solve a specific problem and run only one time is sometimes called a one-off.
(3) Any single product that is custom created for a customer one at a time. See me-tailing.
- LimeWire PRO is available for a one-off fee of $18, which includes the no ad version of LimeWire, faster downloads, connection to more users within the Gnutella network, and free program updates for six months.
- Since her time on Survivor, the Oregon based Air Force veteran has returned to TV only once; a one-off special on the TLC network featuring Survivor contestants covered the birth of Towery's daughter.
- Vixa has maintained its high level of "one-off" craftsmanship while simultaneously moving into the modern era and beyond with the most modern chronographic features to date.
- Jewelers who offer the 'build a ring' service can often produce the finished ring in just a few days, much less time than it takes to create a one-off design.
- The show is a ratings blockbuster and launched his career in new directions, with self-help books, diet products, and one-off evening dating show specials.