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open systemnoun [C]

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a ​computersystem that anyone can use: On an ​opensystem like the ​internet, the only way to ​keepdatasafe is to scramble it.
a ​computersystem on which you can use ​programs that were ​designed to be used on other ​systems: The ​group has continued to ​investsubstantialamounts in the ​development of its ​opensystemapplicationsoftwarepackages.
(Definition of open system from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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