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noun
the policy of admitting people of all nationalities or ethnic groups to a country upon equal terms, as for immigration.
the policy or practice of trading with all nations on an equal basis.
admission or access; unrestricted opportunity: His experience had given him an open door to success in his field.
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Origin of open door

First recorded in 1520–30

OTHER WORDS FROM open door

open-door, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for open door

open door

noun
a policy or practice by which a nation grants opportunities for trade to all other nations equally
free and unrestricted admission
adjective open-door
open to all; accessible
(in industrial relations) designating a policy of management being prepared to talk to workers in the office at any time
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