open ended

open-ended

[oh-puhn-en-did]
adjective
1.
not having fixed limits; unrestricted; broad: an open-ended discussion.
2.
allowing for future changes, revisions, or additions: open-ended agreements.
3.
having no fixed answer: an open-ended question.

Origin:
1815–25; open + end1 + -ed3

open-endedness, noun
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open-ended
 
adj
1.  without definite limits, as of duration or amount: an open-ended contract
2.  denoting a question, esp one on a questionnaire, that cannot be answered "yes", "no", or "don't know"

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open-ended
1825, from open + end.
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