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closed sys·tem

a system in which there is no exchange of material, energy, or information with the environment.

closed system

a system that does not interact with its environment.
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They, therefore, decided to work on open standards rather than the closed standards used by organisations such as the Cable TV companies.
People feared it would squelch the Internet's wonderful diversity and openness and force closed standards and endlessly mediocre products on the world.
Today, content creators and business managers are shackled by solutions that limit the user with proprietary applications and closed standards.