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 […]
[oh-puh n-air] /ˈoʊ pənˈɛər/ adjective 1. existing in, taking place in, or characteristic of the open air; outdoor: The orchestra gave three open-air concerts last summer. noun 1. the outdoors. noun 1.