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open system

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
open systemˈopen ˌsystem noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 TDa computer system that can be connected with similar computer systems made by other companies
From Longman Business Dictionaryopen systemˈopen ˌsystem [countable]COMPUTING a computer system on which you can use APPLICATIONs (=programs for particular uses) that were designed to work on other systemsThey are moving from mainframes to open systems that can link payroll with other human resources functions. system
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