[ oh-puhn-en-did ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈɛn dɪd /
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not having fixed limits; unrestricted; broad: an open-ended discussion.
allowing for future changes, revisions, or additions: open-ended agreements.
having no fixed answer: an open-ended question.
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British Dictionary definitions for open-ended
without definite limits, as of duration or amountan open-ended contract
denoting a question, esp one on a questionnaire, that cannot be answered "yes", "no", or "don't know"
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