from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Accommodating attitude or opinion, as in receptivity to new ideas, behaviors, cultures, peoples, environments, experiences, etc., different from the familiar, conventional, traditional, or one's own.
  • n. The degree to which a person, group, organization, institution, or society exhibits this liberal attitude or opinion.
  • n. degree of accessibility to view, use, and modify computer code in a shared environment with legal rights generally held in common and preventing proprietary restrictions on the right of others to continue viewing, using, modifying and sharing that code.
  • n. The degree to which a system operates with distinct boundaries across which exchange occurs capable of inducing change in the system while maintaining the boundaries themselves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being open.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being open, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
  • n. without obstructions to passage or view
  • n. willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)


open +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)



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