Open system

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Open system may refer to:

Technical term[edit]

  • Open system (computing), one of a class of computers and associated software that provides some combination of interoperability, portability and open software standards, particularly Unix and Unix-like systems
  • Open system (systems theory), in the natural and social sciences, a process that exchanges material, energy, people, capital and information with its environment
  • Open system, in management science a system that is capable of self-maintenance on the basis of throughput of resources from the environment

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