What does openness mean?

Definitions for openness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word openness.

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"


  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.


  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.


  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. Jimmy Morales:

    My program in a nutshell: complete openness.

  2. Nadine Schoen:

    Facebook needs to show more openness and transparency when dealing with user data.

  3. John Henault:

    Openness and transparency in the market should show the structural flaw in the RFS.

  4. Stuart Gulliver:

    Rather, I would expect management to acknowledge an openness to further restructuring.

  5. Petr Iliichev:

    We should not lose the momentum because there is some kind of openness from the Burundi government.

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