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without obstructions to passage or view
"the openness of the prairies"
characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
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"
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.
The degree to which a person, group, organization, institution, or society exhibits this liberal attitude or opinion.
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.
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
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.
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.
The numerical value of openness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of openness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of openness in a Sentence
At the beginning of the day, I remind myself: free association, stream of consciousness, perceptual readiness and then openness, this whole business of acting and music seems to be, if nothing else, an invitation toward opening up. Opening yourself up in both directions. Not only to what’s around you in reception but then in your giving back, reacting and offering something.
It was a gesture of reconciliation with the First Nations and a gesture of openness towards other groups represented in the school district and in society.
If an LDS temple has been announced in Shanghai, I think it means they probably had a' go' from Chinese officials to do so, even if the government says it is a unilateral statement -- they actually have no interest in making a bilateral statement, because that would send a message of religious openness.
The board wanted to have a process that was unprecedented in terms of openness, transparency and inclusion, given the turbulent nature of leadership transitions, asking all the stakeholders to be a part of this process was the best way.
President Xi claimed this week that China is acting with openness, transparency responsibility. I wish it were so.
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