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open-ended

[oh-puh n-en-did] /ˈoʊ pənˈɛn dɪd/
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
1815-1825
1815-25; open + end1 + -ed3
Related forms
open-endedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for open ended

open-ended

adjective
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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Word Origin and History for open ended

open-ended

adj.

1825, from open (adj.) + end (n.).

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