Definition of Open-ended

1. Adjective. Without fixed limits or restrictions. "An open-ended discussion"

Similar to: Unrestricted



2. Adjective. Allowing for a spontaneous response. "An open-ended question"

3. Adjective. Allowing for future changes or revisions. "Open-ended agreements"
Similar to: Changeable, Changeful

Definition of Open-ended

1. Adjective. unrestricted by definite limits ¹

2. Adjective. adaptable to change ¹

3. Adjective. permitting a spontaneous or unstructured response ¹

4. Adjective. (poker) Of a straight draw, made up of four consecutive cards, thus able to be completed by either of two ranks of card. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Open-ended

open-air marketplace
open-and-shut
open-angle glaucoma
open-arse
open-book
open-chain
open-closed principle
open-collar
open-collared
open-door policy
open-end credit
open-end fund
open-end investment company
open-end wrench
open-ended (current term)
open-eyed
open-face
open-face sandwich
open-faced
open-handed
open-heart surgery
open-hearted
open-hearth
open-hearth process
open-label trial
open-mid
open-minded
open-mindedly
open-mindedness

Literary usage of Open-ended

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Making Health Communication Programs Work: A Planner's Guide (1993)
"How do I tabulate open-ended questions? Tabulating or counting responses to ... open-ended questions allow participants to express themselves in their own ..."

2. A Handbook on the Gas Engine: Comprising a Practical Treatise on Internal by Hermann Haeder, W. M. Huskisson (1911)
"open-ended or trunk pistons are almost universally used for small, and box pistons for ... open-ended or Trunk Piston for Single-acting Four-cycle Engines. ..."

3. The Mechanical Engineering of Collieries by Cornelius McLeod Percy (1882)
"... Pipes stopped—Deposit upon the Plates—Soft Deposit and Hard—Best Preventive—Good Water and frequent Cleaning—Cold Peed Water—open-ended Pipe discharging ..."

4. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers: Strategies for Classroom by Dorothy S. Strickland, Kathy Ganske, Joanne K. Monroe (2002)
"Start by actually sharing with students some test passages, open-ended questions, ... If your state or district provides a scoring rubric for open- ended ..."

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