a direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership.
(US, government) a primary in which any registered voter may participate Compare closed primary
A type of direct primary open to voters regardless of their party affiliation. Voters need not publicly declare their party affiliation but must vote for candidates of only one party. The opposite is a closed primary, in which only registered members of a party may vote.
- Open prison
noun 1. a penal establishment in which the prisoners are trusted to serve their sentences and so do not need to be locked up, thus extending the range of work and occupation they can safely undertake
- Open prolog
Prolog, Macintosh Prolog for the Macintosh by Michael Brady . (http://cs.tcd.ie/open-prolog/). [Details?] (2000-12-21)
- Open punctuation
noun 1. punctuation characterized by sparing use of stops, esp of the comma Compare close punctuation
noun 1. the quotation mark used to begin a quotation (“ or “). 2. (used by a speaker to signify that a quotation will follow).