What does openness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opennessnoun

    without obstructions to passage or view

    "the openness of the prairies"

  2. openness, nakednessnoun

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

  3. receptiveness, receptivity, opennessnoun

    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. opennessnoun

    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. opennessnoun

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

  3. opennessnoun

    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. opennessnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Opennessnoun

    Etymology: from open.

    Deliver with more openness your answers
    To my demands. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    The noble openness and freedom of his reflexions, are expressed in lively colours. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.

    These, letters all written in the openness of friendship, will prove what were my real sentiments. Alexander Pope, Letters.

ChatGPT

  1. openness

    Openness typically refers to the willingness to consider, accept and embrace new ideas, experiences, suggestions, or behaviors. In a broader context, it can also describe the quality of being transparent, accessible, or unrestricted. This term can be applied in various fields such as psychology, communication, business, government, and computer technology with slightly different nuances.

Wikidata

  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.

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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

Examples of openness in a Sentence

  1. Caroline Addy:

    Like many areas of the country, the City of London has a number of statues and other landmarks with links to the slave trade and historic racism, it's important that we acknowledge and address this legacy with openness and honesty, and carefully consider what should be done.

  2. Jonathan Greechan:

    One trait we look for in our applicants is their openness to risk, their ability to learn a new rule and apply it to new problems. Discomfort should become your new normal.

  3. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    I really appreciated the openness with which the agents expressed their views, a couple of guys might have expressed them what I felt was unprofessionally, which was surprising to me because it's something I've never seen in the Border Patrol in my … eight years of person-to-person exposure.

  4. Ben Smith:

    We're hoping that a commitment to transparency and openness to a range of views can help close that gap over time.

  5. Daniel Evans:

    NASA has brought together some of the world's leading scientists, data and artificial intelligence practitioners, aerospace safety experts, all with a specific charge, which is to tell us how to apply the full focus of science and data to UAP, the findings will be released to the public in conjunction with NASA’s principles of transparency, openness, and scientific integrity.

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