Off-the-shelf meaning

ôf'thə-shĕlf', ŏf'-
The definition of off-the-shelf is something that is in stock and not customized.

The furniture that is available on a showroom floor is an example of off-the-shelf.

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Available from merchandise in stock; not custom-made.
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Designating commercial products that are ready for use without modification.
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Products that are factory-packaged and available for sale to either a company or to the general public. In the tech industry, off-the-shelf programs would be the opposite of custom software.
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(idiomatic) 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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