open-ended

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

Definition of open-ended 

: not rigorously fixed: such as

a : adaptable to the developing needs of a situation

b : permitting or designed to permit spontaneous and unguided responses

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open-endedness noun

First Known Use of open-ended

1825, in the meaning defined above

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open-ended

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of open-ended

: 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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