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open verb

  /ˈoʊp(ə)n/ , /ˈəʊp(ə)n/
  • (transitive) To make something accessible or allow for passage by moving from a shut position.
  • (transitive) To make accessible to customers or clients.
  • (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
  • (computing, transitive, intransitive) To connect to a resource (a file, document, etc.) for viewing or editing.
  • (obsolete) To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
entamer, s'ouvrir

open adjective

  /ˈoʊp(ə)n/ , /ˈəʊp(ə)n/
  • (usually, not comparable) Not closed.
  • (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
  • (comparable) Receptive.
  • (not comparable) Public
  • (computing, not comparable, of a file, document, etc.) In current use; connected to as a resource.
  • Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration.
  • (music, stringed instruments) Of a note, played without pressing the string against the fingerboard.

open noun

  /ˈoʊp(ə)n/ , /ˈəʊp(ə)n/
  • (electronics) A defect in an electrical circuit preventing current from flowing.
faux contact
  • (in the definite) Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.
  • The act of something being opened, such as an e-mail message.
faux contact, grand jour
  • A sports event in which anybody can compete.
faux contact, omnium sportif
  • (in the definite) Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.
faux contact, plein air

opening noun

  /ˈoʊ.pə.nɪŋ/ , /ˈəʉp.nɪŋ/ , /ˈəʊ.pə.nɪŋ/
  • An act or instance of making or becoming open.
  • The first few moves in a game.
  • A gap permitting passage through.
ouverture, trou
  • The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.

openable adjective

  • Capable of being opened.

opener noun

  /ˈoʊ.pən.ɚ/ , /ˈəʉ.pən.ə/ , /ˈəʉp.nə/ , /ˈəʊ.pən.ə/
  • A device that opens something; specifically a tin-opener/can-opener, or a bottle opener.

openness 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.
  • The degree to which a person, group, organization, institution, or society exhibits this liberal attitude or opinion.
  • (computing, education) degree of accessibility to view, use, and modify 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.
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