open plan


a floor plan without fully enclosed spaces for distinct rooms.
Compare closed plan.

Origin of open plan

First recorded in 1935–40

Related forms

o·pen-plan, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for open-plan



having no or few dividing walls between areasan open-plan office floor
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