\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: organized, formulated, or constituted to contain possibilities for various contingencies whether unspecified, merely inferable, or definitely stated: as
a. : permitting additional debt to be incurred under the original indenture subject to specified conditions

an open-end bond issue

— compare open-end mortgage
b. : offering for sale or having issued outstanding capital shares redeemable on demand usually at liquidating value or at a slight discount

an open-end investment company

— opposed to closed-end
c. : calling for the filling by a particular contractor of all government needs for a specific product during a specified period

an open-end contract

d. : having blank spaces for the insertion of commercials

open-end transcription for a new TV program

e. usually open-ended \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ : having no fixed set of alternative replies and permitting spontaneous and unguided responses for expression (as of attitudes, opinions, and intent)

an open-ended question

open-ended interview

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/oh"peuhn end"/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or like an open-end investment company.
2. open-ended (def. 2).

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open-endˈ or open-endˈed adjective
1. Not closely defined, general and adaptable to suit various contingencies
2. (of a question, debate, etc) allowing free unguided answers or expressions of opinion
3. (of an investment trust) offering shares in unlimited numbers, redeemable on demand
4. (open-endˈed) without fixed limits
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Main Entry:open

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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