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).
- Open reduction
open reduction n. Reduction of a fractured bone by manipulation after incision into skin and muscle over the site of the fracture.
adjective 1. another term for reel-to-reel
- Open-reel tape
[oh-puh n-reel] /ˈoʊ pənˌril/ noun 1. audiotape, usually 1/4 inch (64 mm) wide, wound on a single reel and requiring a separate take-up reel for playing or recording.