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Definition of "openness" []

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "openness" in a sentence
  • "For Grade, what he calls the "openness" of the film sector is what makes it worth supporting."
  • "KM: The "openness" which you acknowledge yourself, comes neither from changing Hamas 'position nor from acquiescing to external pressures -- this openness is part of Hamas' strategy:"
  • "I have been arguing that such openness is in fact sound, and that closing off this possibility in our minds (and in our conversations) cannot be sound, especially given how much scientists have yet to learn about the genetic basis of intelligence."