American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not restrained by definite limits, restrictions, or structure.
- adj. Allowing for or adaptable to change.
- adj. Inconclusive or indefinite: "faintly bemused and uneasily open-ended about the whole horrible business” ( Charles Michener).
- adj. Allowing for a spontaneous, unstructured response: an open-ended question.
- adj. unrestricted by definite limits
- adj. adaptable to change
- adj. permitting a spontaneous or unstructured response
- adj. poker Of a straight draw, made up of four consecutive cards, thus able to be completed by either of two ranks of card.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. allowing for a spontaneous response. Contrasted to
- adj. without fixed limits or restrictions, as to tpoic or time.
- adj. allowing for future changes or revisions.
- adj. allowing for future changes or revisions
- adj. without fixed limits or restrictions
- adj. allowing for a spontaneous response
“He’s a very clever fellow and, through me, he was aware ofthis upcoming mission and he thought fast, and came up with a way of keeping West happy but also keeping him in the fold: he assigned West to me, as part of a long-term open-ended mission, to take part in archaeological research connected to the discovery of the Capstone.”
“Mann 1973 raised questions about the “interminability” of long-term open-ended treatment and suggested that vaguely defined goals and therapist’s countertransference problems caused inappropriately prolonged therapy.”
“This is what makes being human so open-ended and laden with the potential for surprise and never-before-imagined possibilities.”
“But Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco, says the text is open-ended and broad.”
“Here is some unsolicited advice for the Obama administration: you essentially have four days to put US involvement in the Libya war on a path that doesn't look like open-ended quagmire.”
“Thus, I cannot fathom Mr. Halevi's suggestion that the Israelis answer this repudiation of their most basic national rights with still more unilateral concessions, in the form of an open-ended freeze on construction in the disputed territories.”
“But true sci-fi still has an engaging open-ended, blue-sky anything's possible irreverence about it, which leaves most slipstreamers a bit out of synch.”
“The central bank so far has refused to uncork a massive and open-ended purchasing program many analysts believe is the only measure that can still contain the debt crisis.”
“Cash-strapped German open-ended funds, which have traditionally been active buyers in the U.K., are selling U.K. buildings amid large redemptions by investors, say market participants.”
“Activists say the open-ended action—which they named a "dignity strike"—is part of a wider civil-disobedience campaign they hope will help sustain the momentum of a movement that started in March as peaceful street protests.”
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