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Open compound


a compound of two or more words with spaces in it, expressing one idea such as school bus, science fiction

An open compound consists of two or more words written separately, such as salad dressing.


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    adjective 1. (mainly Canadian) (in a house or office) having few or no internal walls or partitions Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) open-plan

  • Open content

    noun any freely distributable and editable content, esp. on the Web Examples Information that is in the public domain is also considered a form of open content. Word Origin by 1998

  • Open-convention

    noun, U.S. Politics. 1. a party convention at which delegates are free to vote for the candidate of their choice.

  • Open-couplet

    noun 1. a couplet that concludes with a run-on line.

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