- open-ended open-ended adj.
1. allowing for a spontaneous response; as, an open-ended
question. Contrasted to multiple-choice.
3. allowing for future changes or revisions; as, open-ended agreements. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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