Definitions for open-ended

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. not having fixed limits; unrestricted; broad.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. allowing for future changes, revisions, or additions.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. having no fixed answer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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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.

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