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COTS

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Commercial Off The Shelf
Commercial off the Shelf Product
Commercial off-the-shelf
Commercial off-the-Shelf
Commercial Off-the-Shelf
Commercial Off-The-Shelf

Definition(s):

  A product that is commercially available.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under COTS product

  Software and hardware that already exists and is available from commercial sources. It is also referred to as off-the-shelf.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7622 under Commercial off-the-shelf (NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2)