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Open Access: A provision that specifies that plan members may self-refer to a specialist, either in-network or out-of-network, at full benefit or at a reduced benefit, without first obtaining a referral . . . View Full Definition
Open System: A system that can be adjusted for new functions or purposes, and hence produce new and unpredicted results. Human language is an example of an open system. To a lesser extent, so is XML code . . . View Full Definition
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI): A reference model developed by the International Organization of Standardization. It splits networking into seven layers which provide specific services and communications standards.
Open Syllable: Any syllable ending in a vowel, like the word tree.
Open Stance: Hitting the ball with the body facing between parallel to the baseline and facing the opponent; a modern technique.
Open Seating: Access at any time to unoccupied tables in the ship's dining room, as opposed to specific table assignments.
Open Shop: An organization that hires workers without regard to their membership in a labor union.
Open Source: Software which is distributed with its source code such that developers can modify it as they see fit. On the web open source is a great strategy for quickly building immense exposure and mindshare.
Open Ticket: Ticket that is valid for transportation between certain points but indicates no specific reservation.
Open Transaction: A transaction that is not completed at the end of the accounting period: a purchase that has not yet been paid for or a sale where payment is yet to be collected when the accounting period ends.
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