open–ended

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adjective open–end·ed \ˌō-pən-ˈen-dəd\

Definition of open–ended

  1. :  not rigorously fixed: such asa :  adaptable to the developing needs of a situationb :  permitting or designed to permit spontaneous and unguided responses

open–endedness

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1825

First Known Use of open–ended

1825


OPEN–ENDED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of open–ended for English Language Learners

  • : able to change : not ending in a certain way or on a certain date

  • : allowing people to talk in a way that is not planned or controlled

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