open-ended
adjective boundless, ceaseless, changing, continued, continuing, expansive, going on, illimitable, illimited, indecisive, indefinite, indeterminable, inexact, infinite, interminable, limitless, loose, measureless, modifiable, not particular, not specific, ongoing, termless, unbounded, unbridled, unceasing, unconfined, unconstrained, uncontrolled, undefined, unending, unlimited, unmeasured, unrestricted, vague, variable, wide-open, without limits, without specified limits

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  • open-ended — adj 1.) something that is open ended does not have a definite answer or definite rules about how it must be done ▪ an open ended question ▪ These interviews are fairly open ended. 2.) without a particular ending time ▪ an open ended agreement …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • open-ended — open endedness, n. /oh peuhn en did/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • open-ended — [ō′pənen′did] adj. 1. having no set limits as to duration, direction, amount, number, etc.; broad, unlimited, or unrestricted [an open ended discussion] 2. open to change; allowing for modifications as things develop 3. designating or of a… …   English World dictionary

  • open-ended — 1825, from OPEN (Cf. open) (adj.) + END (Cf. end) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • open-ended — Investment fund which has no set limit either in time or money. * * * open ended ˌopen ˈended adjective if someone s involvement in something is open ended, it has no limit or end: • The White House asked Congress for open ended authority to… …   Financial and business terms

  • open-ended — adjective 1. without fixed limits or restrictions (Freq. 1) an open ended discussion • Similar to: ↑unrestricted 2. allowing for a spontaneous response (Freq. 1) an open ended question • Similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • open-ended — o|pen end|ed [ ,oupən endəd ] adjective 1. ) an open ended question is one that asks people for a comment or an opinion rather than a yes or no answer 2. ) something that is open ended has no limits: The talks will have an open ended agenda. an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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