Meaning of “open-source” in the English Dictionary

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"open-source" in British English

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open-sourceadjective

uk /ˌəʊ.pənˈsɔːs/ us /ˌoʊ.pənˈsɔːrs/ specialized

Open-source software is free to use, and the original program can be changed by anyone.

(Definition of “open-source” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"open-source" in Business English

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open-sourceadjective

uk /ˌəʊpənˈsɔːs/ us IT

used to refer to software, etc. that is free to use and can be studied or improved by anyone because it is based on a code that anyone can use:

(Definition of “open-source” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)