Out-of-the-box meaning

Alternative form of out of the box. (especially in attributive use)
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Hardware that has just been removed from its original carton and plugged in or software just removed from its original package and installed. See OOBE. See also outside the box.
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(idiomatic, of a product) Immediate(ly), without intervention from the customer.

This software has to work out of the box, without any fancy installation.

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Used other than as an idiom: See out of, the, box.
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(idiomatic) Outside the box; unconventional(ly): outside the limits of conventional thinking.
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