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open-ended

an open-ended activity or situation does not have a planned ending, so it may develop in several ways We are not willing to enter into open-ended discussions. The police investigation was too open-ended. We needed clear responses to our complaints.
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The open-endedness of games provide opportunities to take calculated risks, problem solve, develop high level thinking skills and develop the confidence to explore using digital technology.
As I have mentioned, there is an open-endedness to the song where artists both budding and established lurch into unexpected vistas and discover depths that would have been hitherto unreachable.
It is important in undergraduate education to expose our students earlier to the process of knowledge creation, design, open-endedness and collaboration," said Tod Laursen, President of Khalifa University.
This embrace of change and open-endedness was noticeable in nearly all of the works in Patterson's Studio Museum show; and, indeed, his ordinary life suggests that he views the role of "the artist" itself as an indeterminate score (or open piece) that can be interpreted in unexpected ways.
Appropriately this volume of essays by former students and colleagues bears the hallmarks of conversations--evidence of ongoing thinking, comfortable agreement and disagreement, occasional flashes of passion, academic opinion (that is, the kind with evidence), open-endedness.
This open-endedness has fuelled fears for the worst, resulting in valuation compression.
Following a fleeting recognition of a bowl or vessel-form, there is poignancy to the open-endedness of Aberg's intention.
Life's open-endedness has boomers preparing for diverse and active futures.
Hillcoat never exploits the open-endedness of McCarthy's lean tale by flushing out back-story or, say, adding more cannibals.
By contrast, for most late antique Christians the reenactment of key moments of biblical narrative in the written lives of heroic contemporaries implied an open-endedness to scripture, inviting the reader to aspire to a similar heroism, which might allow him or her, as Williams puts it, "to join the ranks of authorised lives" (235).
The analysis of open-endedness in Achilles Tatius (pp.
A balance of direction with minimum requirements and open-endedness to allow for individual thought and creativity are vital.
In the same way as Pynchon, Auster creates fluid subjectivities and multiple identities at the narrative level and accepts chance, coincidence, and open-endedness at the metaphysical level.
Germer then examined three organizational principles of the Internet and other modern institutions of information sharing: (1) unsponsored, voluntary inclusivity, (2) open-endedness, and (3) social reflexivity.
Open-endedness, in other words, does not entail subjectivism.