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not invented here

Shorthand for common characteristic within many organizations of not trusting anything that was developed outside of the organization. It is a common (but often misguided) reason for developing processes, sub-assemblies and parts internally rather than acquiring them from another organization. Abbreviated as NIH (not to be confused with the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).

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