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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Spartan, abandoned, aboveboard, absolute, accented, acceptable, accessible, activate, admissible, admissive, admissory, adumbrate, advertise, affirmed, afford, agape, agreeable, air, ajar, aloof, altruistic, alveolar, ambiguous, amenable, amiable, announce, announced, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apparent, approachable, appropriate, arguable, articulated, artless, ascetic, assimilated, at issue, attainable, austere, authentic, available, back, bald, bare, barytone, be a gas, be a hit, begin, beholdable, beneficent, bighearted, bilabial, bill, billow, blatant, bluff, blunt, bomb, bona fide, born yesterday, bounteous, bountiful, branch, branch out, brazen, breach, break, break the seal, bring out, bring to light, broach, broad, broadcast, broken, brought to notice, brusque, cacuminal, campestral, campestrian, candid, central, cerebral, champaign, charitable, check, checked, childlike, chink, circulated, clear, cleared, cleave, close, come-at-able, commence, common, common knowledge, common property, commonplace, communicate, communicative, conditional, conditioned, confiding, consonant, consonantal, conspicuous, contingent, continuant, contribute, conversable, cordial, cover, crack, crevasse, current, cut, cut apart, cut open, debatable, declared, dehiscent, deltoid, demonstrative, dental, denuded, dependent, depending, deploy, deserted, detached, detectable, develop, diffused, dilate, direct, discernible, disclose, disclosed, disconnected, discontinuous, discover, discrete, dismask, dispart, disperse, display, disposed, disrupt, disseminated, dissimilated, distend, distributed, ditch, divaricate, divide, divulge, dorsal, downright, dramatize, draw the veil, dry, dubious, dubitable, dull, effusive, embark, employable, equivocal, establish, evident, exhibit, expand, expansive, explain, explicit, expose, exposed, exposed to view, extend, extended, extensive, extroverted, fail, fair, fair and square, fan, fan out, fan-shape, fan-shaped, fanlike, fanned, fanning, feature, findable, fissure, fit, flabelliform, flagrant, flare, flared, flaring, flat, flexible, flop, fly open, forsaken, forthright, foursquare, fracture, frank, frankhearted, free, free hand, free-acting, free-going, free-moving, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, freehanded, freehearted, friendly, front, full, furnish, furrow, gap, gaping, gapped, gash, generous, genial, genuine, get, get going, get under way, getatable, gettable, giving, glaring, glide, glossal, glottal, godforsaken, good-faith, gossipy, gracious, greathearted, groove, guileless, guttural, handsome, hanging out, hard, headline, heart-to-heart, hearty, heavy, high, hint, hole, homely, homespun, honest, hospitable, humanitarian, idle, illimitable, imbibitory, impart, impressionable, in circulation, in evidence, in full view, in plain sight, in print, in question, in suspense, in the balance, in view, inaugurate, incise, inclined, incoherent, inconsistent, indecisive, influenceable, ingenu, ingenuous, ingestive, initiate, innocent, insight, intonated, introduce, intromissive, intromittent, invitatory, inviting, kick off, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, large, largehearted, lateral, launch, lavish, lax, lay bare, lay open, lean, leisure, leisured, let daylight in, let out, liable, liberal, light, limitless, lingual, liquid, low, made public, magnanimous, make a hit, make known, make plain, malleable, manifest, mantle, matter-of-fact, melodramatize, mid, monophthongal, moot, mount, movable, munificent, muted, naive, naked, narrow, nasal, nasalized, natural, navigable, neat, neighborly, newsy, no strings, nonadherent, nonadhesive, noncoherent, noncohesive, nonimmune, noticeable, obnoxious, observable, obtainable, obvious, occlusive, offer, on the level, on the square, on the up-and-up, ope, open a show, open air, open and aboveboard, open as day, open fire, open to, open to all, open to view, open up, open-handed, open-minded, openhanded, openhearted, operative, out-of-doors, outcropping, outdoors, outgoing, outland, outside, outspoken, outspread, outstretch, outstretched, overgrow, overrun, overspread, overt, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, palpable, part, passable, patent, patulous, peeled, pendent, pending, penetrable, perceivable, perceptible, perfect, perforate, persuadable, persuasible, pervious, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pierce, pitch, pitched, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, plastic, pleasing, plenary, pliable, pliant, posttonic, practicable, predisposed, premiere, present, preview, princely, problematic, proclaimed, procurable, produce, profuse, prone, propagated, proper, prosaic, prosing, provide, public, publish, published, pull out, pure, put on, raise, raise the curtain, ramify, reachable, receivable, receptible, receptive, recipient, recognizable, release, rent, reported, responsive, retired, retroflex, reveal, revealed, rift, ringent, rip, rive, roomy, round, rounded, rupture, rustic, scenarize, securable, seeable, self-revealing, self-revelatory, semiretired, semivowel, sensitive, separate, set in motion, set the stage, set up, severe, shadow, show, show forth, show up, showing, simple, simple-speaking, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere, single-hearted, single-minded, sit, slash, slit, slot, sober, sociable, soft, sonant, spacious, spare, splay, splayed, splaying, split, spraddle, spraddled, spraddling, sprangle, sprangled, sprangling, sprawl, sprawling, sprawly, spread, spread like wildfire, spread out, spreading, spring open, square, square-dealing, square-shooting, stage, star, stark, start, stated, stintless, stopped, straight, straight-out, straight-shooting, straightforward, stressed, stretch out, stretched-out, strip bare, stripped, strong, suasible, subject, succeed, suggest, suggestible, suitable, surd, susceptible, suspenseful, swayable, swell, swing open, syllabic, talkative, tap, tear, tear open, telecast, televised, tenantless, tense, tenuous, the open, the out-of-doors, theatricalize, thick, throaty, throw open, to be had, to be seen, tonal, tonic, transparent, trench, trustful, trusting, try out, twangy, unaccented, unadhesive, unadorned, unaffected, unbar, unbarred, unblock, unblocked, unbolt, unbolted, unbooked, unbound, unbounded, uncertain, unchecked, uncircumscribed, unclassified, uncloak, unclog, unclogged, unclosed, unclothe, unclouded, uncluttered, uncoherent, uncohesive, uncommitted, unconcealed, unconditional, unconditioned, unconfined, unconnected, unconstrained, uncork, uncounted, uncover, uncovered, undecided, undefended, undetermined, undisguised, undissembled, undissembling, undo, undrape, unencumbered, unequivocal, unestablished, unfasten, unfastened, unfilled, unfixed, unfold, unfolded, unfortified, unfurl, ungrudging, unguarded, unhampered, unhidden, unhindered, unimaginative, unimpeded, uninhabited, uninhibited, unjoined, unkennel, unlatch, unlimited, unlock, unlocked, unmanned, unmask, unmeasured, unobstructed, unoccupied, unpack, unpeopled, unpopulated, unprotected, unqualified, unrepressed, unreserved, unresolved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unreticent, unroll, unrounded, unscheduled, unscreen, unseal, unsealed, unsecretive, unselfish, unsettled, unsheathe, unsheltered, unshrinking, unshroud, unshut, unsigned, unsilent, unsophisticated, unsparing, unstaffed, unstinted, unstinting, unstop, unstopped, unstressed, unsuppressed, unsuspicious, untaken, untenacious, untenanted, untended, untie, untold, unvarnished, unveil, unwary, unwrap, up for grabs, up-and-up, usable, vacant, velar, veritable, viewable, visible, visual, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, warm, warmhearted, weak, welcoming, well-known, wide, wide open, wide-open, widely known, widen, widespread, willing, within reach, without, without strings, witnessable, yawning, yield
Dictionary Results for open:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or
           closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open" [syn:
           open, unfastened] [ant: closed, shut, unopen]
    2: affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is
       open to traffic"; "open ranks" [ant: closed]
    3: with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast
       frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound" [syn:
       exposed, open]
    4: open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter
       to the editor"
    5: used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth
       slightly opened" [syn: open, opened] [ant: closed,
    6: not having been filled; "the job is still open"
    7: accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
    8: not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city";
       "open to attack" [syn: assailable, undefendable,
       undefended, open]
    9: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open
       texture"; "a loose weave" [syn: loose, open]
    10: having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an
        open fire"; "open sports cars"
    11: (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its
        endpoints [ant: closed]
    12: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an
        open question"; "our position on this bill is still
        undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined" [syn:
        open, undecided, undetermined, unresolved]
    13: not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already
        open"; "the opened package lay on the table" [syn: open,
    14: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or
        inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone";
        "her natural and open response"
    15: ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the
        proposals" [syn: receptive, open] [ant: unreceptive]
    16: open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie";
        "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open
        ballots" [syn: overt, open] [ant: covert]
    17: not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs
        nonunion workers"
    18: possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of
        misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open
        to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players
        and therefore subject to much variation" [syn: capable,
        open, subject]
    19: affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear
        path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"
        [syn: clear, open]
    20: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or
        secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting
        nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" [syn: candid, open,
    21: ready for business; "the stores are open"
    n 1: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;
         "finally broke out of the forest into the open" [syn:
         open, clear]
    2: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a
       little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in
       the open" [syn: outdoors, out-of-doors, open air,
    3: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may
    4: information that has become public; "all the reports were out
       in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
       [syn: open, surface]
    v 1: cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
         [syn: open, open up] [ant: close, shut]
    2: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or
       functioning; "open a business" [syn: open, open up] [ant:
       close, close down, close up, fold, shut down]
    3: become open; "The door opened" [syn: open, open up] [ant:
       close, shut]
    4: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals,
       etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech" [ant:
    5: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the
       map"; "spread your arms" [syn: unfold, spread, spread
       out, open] [ant: fold, fold up, turn up]
    6: make available; "This opens up new possibilities" [syn:
       open, open up]
    7: become available; "an opportunity opened up" [syn: open,
       open up]
    8: have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into
       the hall"
    9: make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard
    10: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French
        doors give onto a terrace" [syn: afford, open, give]
    11: display the contents of a file or start an application as on
        a computer [ant: close]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Open \O"pen\, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan,
   Icel. opinn, Sw. ["o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up.
   Cf. Up, and Ope.]
   1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording
      unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing
      passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to
      passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also,
      to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes,
      baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or
      approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or
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            Through the gate,
            Wide open and unguarded, Satan passed. --Milton
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   Note: Also, figuratively, used of the ways of communication
         of the mind, as by the senses; ready to hear, see,
         etc.; as, to keep one's eyes and ears open.
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               His ears are open unto their cry.  --Ps. xxxiv.
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   2. Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not
      private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library,
      museum, court, or other assembly; liable to the approach,
      trespass, or attack of any one; unprotected; exposed.
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            If Demetrius . . . have a matter against any man,
            the law is open and there are deputies. --Acts xix.
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            The service that I truly did his life,
            Hath left me open to all injuries.    --Shak.
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   3. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view;
      accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.
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   4. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended;
      expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an
      open prospect.
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            Each, with open arms, embraced her chosen knight.
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   5. Hence:
      (a) Without reserve or false pretense; sincere;
          characterized by sincerity; unfeigned; frank; also,
          generous; liberal; bounteous; -- applied to personal
          appearance, or character, and to the expression of
          thought and feeling, etc.
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                With aspect open, shall erect his head. --Pope.
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                The Moor is of a free and open nature. --Shak.
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                The French are always open, familiar, and
                talkative.                        --Addison.
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      (b) Not concealed or secret; not hidden or disguised;
          exposed to view or to knowledge; revealed; apparent;
          as, open schemes or plans; open shame or guilt; open
          source code.
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                His thefts are too open.          --Shak.
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                That I may find him, and with secret gaze
                Or open admiration him behold.    --Milton.
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   6. Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing
      water ways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or
      inclement; mild; -- used of the weather or the climate;
      as, an open season; an open winter. --Bacon.
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   7. Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not
      closed or withdrawn from consideration; as, an open
      account; an open question; to keep an offer or opportunity
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   8. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open
      for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.
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   9. (Phon.)
      (a) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the
          articulating organs; -- said of vowels; as, the [aum]n
          f[aum]r is open as compared with the [=a] in s[=a]y.
      (b) Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply
          narrowed without closure, as in uttering s.
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   10. (Mus.)
       (a) Not closed or stopped with the finger; -- said of the
           string of an instrument, as of a violin, when it is
           allowed to vibrate throughout its whole length.
       (b) Produced by an open string; as, an open tone.
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   The open air, the air out of doors.

   Open chain. (Chem.) See Closed chain, under Chain.

   Open circuit (Elec.), a conducting circuit which is
      incomplete, or interrupted at some point; -- opposed to an
      uninterrupted, or closed circuit.

   Open communion, communion in the Lord's supper not
      restricted to persons who have been baptized by immersion.
      Cf. Close communion, under Close, a.

   Open diapason (Mus.), a certain stop in an organ, in which
      the pipes or tubes are formed like the mouthpiece of a
      flageolet at the end where the wind enters, and are open
      at the other end.

   Open flank (Fort.), the part of the flank covered by the

   Open-front furnace (Metal.), a blast furnace having a

   Open harmony (Mus.), harmony the tones of which are widely
      dispersed, or separated by wide intervals.

   Open hawse (Naut.), a hawse in which the cables are
      parallel or slightly divergent. Cf. Foul hawse, under

   Open hearth (Metal.), the shallow hearth of a reverberatory

   Open-hearth furnace, a reverberatory furnace; esp., a kind
      of reverberatory furnace in which the fuel is gas, used in
      manufacturing steel.

   Open-hearth process (Steel Manuf.), a process by which
      melted cast iron is converted into steel by the addition
      of wrought iron, or iron ore and manganese, and by
      exposure to heat in an open-hearth furnace; -- also called
      the Siemens-Martin process, from the inventors.

   Open-hearth steel, steel made by an open-hearth process; --
      also called Siemens-Martin steel.

   Open newel. (Arch.) See Hollow newel, under Hollow.

   Open pipe (Mus.), a pipe open at the top. It has a pitch
      about an octave higher than a closed pipe of the same

   Open-timber roof (Arch.), a roof of which the
      constructional parts, together with the under side of the
      covering, or its lining, are treated ornamentally, and
      left to form the ceiling of an apartment below, as in a
      church, a public hall, and the like.

   Open vowel or Open consonant. See Open, a., 9.
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   Note: Open is used in many compounds, most of which are
         self-explaining; as, open-breasted, open-minded.
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   Syn: Unclosed; uncovered; unprotected; exposed; plain;
        apparent; obvious; evident; public; unreserved; frank;
        sincere; undissembling; artless. See Candid, and
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Open \O"pen\, n.
   Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or
   obstructions; open ocean; open water. "To sail into the
   open." --Jowett (Thucyd.).
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         Then we got into the open.               --W. Black.
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   In open, In th open, in full view; without concealment;
      openly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Open \O"pen\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opened; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Opening.] [AS. openian. See Open,a.]
   1. To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose;
      to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering
      from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room;
      to open a letter.
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            And all the windows of my heart
            I open to the day.                    --Whittier.
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   2. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
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   3. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
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            The king opened himself to some of his council, that
            he was sorry for the earl's death.    --Bacon.
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            Unto thee have I opened my cause.     --Jer. xx. 12.
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            While he opened to us the Scriptures. --Luke xxiv.
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   4. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or
      accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
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            The English did adventure far for to open the North
            parts of America.                     --Abp. Abbot.
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   5. To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open
      fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to
      open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a
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   6. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton
      by separating the fibers.
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   To open one's mouth, to speak.

   To open up, to lay open; to discover; to disclose.
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            Poetry that had opened up so many delightful views
            into the character and condition of our "bold
            peasantry, their country's pride."    --Prof.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Open \O"pen\, v. i.
   1. To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be
      unclosed; to be parted.
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            The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and
            covered the company of Abiram.        --Ps. cvi. 17.
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   2. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor
      opened to our view.
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   3. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the
      battery opened upon the enemy.
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   4. (Sporting) To bark on scent or view of the game.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Audience \Au"di*ence\, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire
   to hear. See Audible, a.]
   1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds.
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            Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend.
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   2. Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a
      sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or
      the transaction of business.
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            According to the fair play of the world,
            Let me have audience: I am sent to speak. --Shak.
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   3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by
      authors to their readers.
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            Fit audience find, though few.        --Milton.
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            He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden.
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   Court of audience, or Audience court (Eng.), a court long
      since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury;
      also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York. --Mozley &

   In general (or open) audience, publicly.

   To give audience, to listen; to admit to an interview.
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7. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       [You-R] OPerating ENvironment (Infineon, RFID)

8. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       Open Protocol Enhanced Networks

9. The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003)

    Abbreviation for ?open (or left) parenthesis? ? used when necessary to
    eliminate oral ambiguity. To read aloud the LISP form (DEFUN FOO (X) (PLUS
    X 1)) one might say: ?Open defun foo, open eks close, open, plus eks one,
    close close.?

10. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)

   1.  To prepare to read or write a file.  This
   usually involves checking whether the file already exists and that
   the user has the necessary authorisation to read or write it.
   The result of a successful open is usually some kind of
   capability (e.g. a Unix file descriptor) - a token that the
   user passes back to the system in order to access the file without
   further checks and finally to close the file.

   2.  Abbreviation for "open (or left) parenthesis" -
   used when necessary to eliminate oral ambiguity.  To read aloud
   the LISP form (DEFUN FOO (X) (PLUS X 1)) one might say: "Open
   defun foo, open eks close, open, plus eks one, close close."

    3. Non-proprietary.  An open standard is one which
   can be used without payment.

   4.  open interval.

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