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open system

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A physical system that interacts with and accepts input from other systems, especially one that obeys conservation laws.

open system

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(Computer Science) computing an operating system that is not specific to a particular supplier, but conforms to more widely compatible standards
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We have long needed an introduction to Open Architecture that can be used by all hands to get a basic understanding of what it's all about, why we do it, and what it does for us," said Bill Johnson, director of Naval Open Architecture.
In lieu of commissions, an unbiased investment adviser who charges a flat fee can redirect revenue sharing to the plan trust through an open architecture platform.
An open architecture is what technologists call a "plug and play" computing environment, one that allows for easy upgrades of software applications, without having to reengineer a warship's entire combat system.
Under this new type of licensing, which combines aspects of both open source and traditional software licensing, the open architecture vendors manage the VARs' software changes and contributions and decide what goes in the main release.
The open architecture encompasses a family of embeddable DSP cores for customers requiring system-on-a-chip solutions in the high-growth global communications market.
To begin addressing the issue of open architecture controls for robotics, NIST and the Robotics Industries Association organized a workshop in February 2000.
Build an advanced, multi-purpose, distributed broadband, open architecture infrastructure that accommodates all competing service providers for all types of technology;
We run in a highly customized environment and therefore, the open architecture was ultimately the key technology factor in our decision.
The Complete Credit Union Solution replaces mainframe systems, as well as combination mainframe and desktop networks, with open architecture core enterprise technology.
Nevertheless, with the advent of open platform based PLM and manufacturing execution systems (MES) suites, end users have increasingly begun to realize the advantages of implementing open architecture based PLM and MES solutions.
Wealth Architect is used by banks, broker-dealers, and Registered Investment Advisors to provide comprehensive fee-based open architecture investment services.

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