Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being open.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The degree to which a person, group, organization, institution, or society exhibits this liberal attitude or opinion.
  • noun computing 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.
  • noun systems theory 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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open +‎ -ness

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