Open-ended meaning

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The definition of open-ended is no set limits or to be open to change.

An example of open-ended is a meeting agenda item with no specified time limit.

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Allowing for a spontaneous, unstructured response.

An open-ended question.

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Having no set limits as to duration, direction, amount, number, etc.; broad, unlimited, or unrestricted.

An open-ended discussion.

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Open to change; allowing for modifications as things develop.
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Designating or of a question allowing for a freely formulated answer rather than one made by a choice from among predetermined answers.
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There will be an open-ended discussion.

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

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I'll ask you an open-ended question.

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(poker) Of a straight draw, made up of four consecutive cards, thus able to be completed by either of two ranks of card.

The flop of 3-6-Q gave Brunson an open-ended straight draw with his 4-5 of hearts.

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Not restrained by definite limits, restrictions, or structure.
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Allowing for or adaptable to change.
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Inconclusive or indefinite.
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