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open door

n.
1. Unhindered admission or access.
2. A policy whereby a nation trades with all other nations on equal terms.

o′pen-door′ adj.
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open door

n
1. (Commerce) a policy or practice by which a nation grants opportunities for trade to all other nations equally
2. free and unrestricted admission
adj
3. open to all; accessible
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in industrial relations) designating a policy of management being prepared to talk to workers in the office at any time
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o′pen door′


n.
1. the policy or practice of trading with all nations on an equal basis.
2. admission or access; unrestricted opportunity.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.open door - the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
national trading policy, trade policy - a government's policy controlling foreign trade
2.open door - freedom of access; "he maintained an open door for all employees"
door - anything providing a means of access (or escape); "we closed the door to Haitian immigrants"; "education is the door to success"
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References in classic literature ?
In Pollyanna's room Fluffy had just jumped to the bed with a little purring "meow" of joy when through the open door sounded clearly and sharply Aunt Polly's agonized exclamation.
Acting on the same friendly impulse both ran after him through the open door. But neither they nor anyone ever again saw or heard of Andrus Palmer!
Through the open door curious eyes stared in at Maggie.
The unnamed Horror was looking at her through his open door. She found the match-box, and lit the candle on her table--lit the two other candles set for ornament only on the mantle piece--and looked all round the brightly lighted little room.
The open door of the smoking-room showed that room also to be empty.
The thing for you to do is to forget all this, and skin out with your fellow, an' have a good time." In the open door, his hand on the knob to close it after him, he halted a second time.
With hot heart I took the green winding path, and presently came the little grassy glade, and the bubbling crystal well, and the hut of wattled boughs, and, looking through the open door of the hut, I saw a lovely girl lying asleep in her golden hair.
Lady Arabella, after looking around her, slipped in by the open door, and he could, of course, see her no longer.
I got to an open door, and saw the bodies of two Indians
So vivid and mordant was the impression that I can live over again that slow descent of the station hill, the passing by the nurse-girl with the two babes, the sight of the old horse on his knees between the shafts, the cabman twisted across his seat, and the young man inside with his hand upon the open door in the very act of springing out.
Then he lit a cigar and went and sat near the open door to smoke it.
It was as a wild protest against it that, actually addressing her--"You terrible, miserable woman!"--I heard myself break into a sound that, by the open door, rang through the long passage and the empty house.