What does openness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. openness(noun)

    without obstructions to passage or view

    "the openness of the prairies"

  2. openness, nakedness(noun)

    characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive

  3. receptiveness, receptivity, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

  2. openness(Noun)

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

  3. openness(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.

  4. openness(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.

Freebase

  1. Openness

    Openness may also refer to a very general philosophical position from which some individuals and organizations operate, often highlighted by a decision-making process recognizing communal management by distributed stakeholders rather than a centralized authority. Openness could be a synonym of : ⁕Open system : Openness to experience, wiki, direct democracy, open spirituality, respect for all other beings, etc. ⁕Transparency : openness in a utilitarian view : economical openness, open economic or politic data, etc.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of openness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of openness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Li Datong:

    These people talking so harshly now were only recently espousing greater openness, not less. Clearly things have changed.

  2. Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.:

    Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.

  3. Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman:

    There was a time 70 years ago, 80 years ago, when you didn't invite Christians to your Seder. There wasn't that openness in America, but people want to know and want to learn now. It's a way to understand the Jewishness of Jesus.

  4. David L Boren:

    What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self-respect, and the courage of conviction.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

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