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  1. Which is not closed; accessible; as, an open gate.
    Turn left after the second open door.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2
      The open road, the dusty highway...
  2. Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
    Banks are not open on bank holidays.
  3. Receptive.
    I am open to new ideas.
  4. Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.
    He published an open letter to the govenor on a full page of the New York Times.
  5. Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character:
    The man is an open book.
Extreme close-up from the movie "The Big Swallow" (1901), produced and directed by James Williamson (1855-1933)
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Extreme close-up from the movie "The Big Swallow" (1901), produced and directed by James Williamson (1855-1933)

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Openness may refer to a general philosophical position highlighted by a decision-making process recognizing communal management by distributed stakeholders (users, producers, or contributors) rather than a centralized authority (owners, experts, boards of directors, etc.).

Openness (or intellect) is the name of one of the major dimensions of personality.


References

Umberto Eco, 1989. The Open Work. Harvard UP.

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