Meaning – The term open, refers to executing or running a program or accessing and reading a file. For example, if you wanted to read a word processor file, you could open Microsoft Word and select the file to open it. Also, most of the time, you can double-click the file and Windows automatically finds the correct program to open the file.

When referring to computer hardware or other hardware devices, open refers to physically removing a compartment, such as removing the computer case cover.

The term open also means, to make an object accessible. Whenever you access a file (that is, you edit a text file or run a program file), the operating system opens the file. Opening a file can be simple or complex depending on the operating system.

Example of usage“He had set up the gaming rig and cleared his schedule for the weekend. Now all that was left to do, was to open the game and start streaming.”