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open pit

     ( open pits    plural  ) An open pit is a mine where the coal, metal, or minerals are near the surface and underground passages are not needed.  
  (AM)      n-count   (=strip mine)  
in BRIT, use opencast mine     
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bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
Massive open online course
[Internet] Abbreviation
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
1. conical-shaped iron basket brazier, holding a fire to be burned as a beacon 2. open lamp or firepan carried on a pole, once used as portable illumination
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
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