What does open-ended mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. open-ended(adj)

    without fixed limits or restrictions

    "an open-ended discussion"

  2. open-ended(adj)

    allowing for a spontaneous response

    "an open-ended question"

  3. open-ended(adj)

    allowing for future changes or revisions

    "open-ended agreements"


  1. open-ended(Adjective)

    unrestricted by definite limits

    There will be an open-ended discussion.

  2. open-ended(Adjective)

    adaptable to change

    The topic is definitions, but is open-ended really.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of open-ended in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of open-ended in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Menendez:

    Democrats are not willing to ... give this or any other president an open-ended authorization for war, a blank check.

  2. Whoopi Goldberg:

    I always thought that rape cases were open-ended, what we have learned is, there's no recourse for these women except what they're doing.

  3. Third Point:

    We think investors should want to own Yum! for its unique open-ended middle-class growth story in China and its strong and growing franchise-led cash flows outside China.

  4. State John Kerry:

    I would urge everybody to use time to advantage and to move. Because as with any negotiation, they cannot be open-ended, i encourage movement, and the United States will absolutely do its part.

  5. Mary Ann Burg:

    It seemed to me that there was a lot of data that had been not been tapped out of this American Cancer Society survey, it’s very difficult to do an analysis of open-ended questions especially when there are thousands of responses.

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