Associations to the word «Openness»


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.
OPENNESS, noun. The degree to which a person, group, organization, institution, or society exhibits this liberal attitude or opinion.
OPENNESS, 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.
OPENNESS, 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.

Dictionary definition

OPENNESS, noun. Without obstructions to passage or view; "the openness of the prairies".
OPENNESS, noun. Characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive.
OPENNESS, noun. Willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas); "he was testing the government's receptiveness to reform"; "this receptiveness is the key feature in oestral behavior, enabling natural mating to occur"; "their receptivity to the proposal".

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