Definition of open-source in English:

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Denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.
Example sentences
  • We accomplished this feat by using only commodity hardware and open-source software.
  • When you enhance open-source software, you have to provide others with the source so they can build on it further.
  • However, the open-source software browser's security story has had to deal with some hiccups.

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Syllabification: o·pen-source

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