a transition between successive sounds marked by a break in articulatory continuity, as by a pause or the modification of a preceding or following sound, and often indicating a division between words; presence of juncture (opposed to ).
Also called plus juncture.
Compare , (def 7a), .
- Open learning
noun 1. a system of further education on a flexible part-time basis
- Open-angle glaucoma
[oh-puh n-ang-guh l] /ˈoʊ pənˌæŋ gəl/ noun 1. Ophthalmology. See under . [glaw-koh-muh, glou-] /glɔˈkoʊ mə, glaʊ-/ noun 1. Ophthalmology. abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, most commonly caused either by blockage of the channel through which aqueous humor drains (open-angle glaucoma or chronic glaucoma) or by pressure of the iris against the lens, […]
[oh-puh n-uh n-shuht] /ˈoʊ pən ənˈʃʌt/ adjective 1. immediately obvious upon consideration; easily decided: an open-and-shut case of murder. adjective 1. easily decided or solved; obvious: an open-and-shut case
- Open and aboveboard
Also, honest and aboveboard. Candid and fair, without deceit or trickery, as in I’ll join you, but only if everything remains open and aboveboard. Both versions of this expression are redundancies, since they use open and aboveboard in the sense of “honest.” The latter word, dating from the early 1600s, comes from gambling and alludes […]