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o·pen-end·ed

(ō′pən-ĕn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Not restrained by definite limits, restrictions, or structure.
2. Allowing for or adaptable to change.
3. Inconclusive or indefinite: "faintly bemused and uneasily open-ended about the whole horrible business" (Charles Michener).
4. Allowing for a spontaneous, unstructured response: an open-ended question.

o′pen-end′ed·ly adv.
o′pen-end′ed·ness n.

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"

o′pen-end′ed



adj.
1. not having fixed limits; unrestricted; broad.
2. allowing for future changes, revisions, or additions.
3. having no fixed answer.
[1815–25]
o′pen-end′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.open-ended - without fixed limits or restrictions; "an open-ended discussion"
unrestricted - not subject to or subjected to restriction
2.open-ended - allowing for a spontaneous response; "an open-ended question"
indeterminate, undetermined - not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance; "of indeterminate age"; "a zillion is a large indeterminate number"; "an indeterminate point of law"; "the influence of environment is indeterminate"; "an indeterminate future"
3.open-ended - allowing for future changes or revisions; "open-ended agreements"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
Translations

open-ended

[ˌəʊpənˈendɪd] ADJ (fig) [contract, offer etc] → indefinido, sin plazo definido; [discussion] → sin desarrollo preestablecido

open-ended

[ˌəʊpnˈɛndɪd] adj (question) → aperto/a; (discussion) → senza conclusioni
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