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open-ended

Having no specific or planned ending or outcome. We decided to leave things open-ended, in case we were both in a position to get back together at some point in the future. These are open-ended conversations, meant more to generate ideas than a concrete plan.
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Toys and materials that promote open-ended play, creativity, and problem solving are best for facilitating child-led, creative play.
An open-ended problem picture is a photograph of an object, scene or activity that is accompanied by one or more open-ended mathematical word problems based on the context of the photo.
For this reason especially, open-ended prompts make a compelling case.
evaluation of existing national regulatory (including tax) approaches to open-ended real estate funds
Students classified as dualists by Perry's scheme were better able to contribute to class discussions when guided by scenarios rather than completely open-ended class discussions, because the scenarios provided more structure (Grossman, 1994).
They gave examples of open-ended questions for assessing migraine impact:
In fact, 70% of the student responses were positive to the open-ended question, "What will middle school be like?
Parents were also asked to provide written feedback in the form of answers to open-ended questions several months after camp was over.
But the Internet's gradual, open-ended development bears little resemblance to the grand schemes that move the vice president's technocratic imagination.
While Betty Goodwin's "Swimmers," 1982-85, and "Carbon Series," 1986, with their free-floating, visually truncated figures have a note of tragic finality to them, the "Nerve Series," 1993, seems more open-ended.
In their open-ended answers, they also connected the management support issue to a need to align the communication function with business issues and to do research to prove the value of communication programs.
In addition, many of the FSLIC obligations in question were-and remain open-ended.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- ABN AMRO today launched new Open-Ended certificates on oil and the most popular precious and base metals - gold, silver, copper and zinc - for the first time ever on the Nordic market.
Total open-ended assets are U$ 22,9 billion, with average of open-ended funds around U$ 100,5 million.
Summary: Electricite Du Liban workers were set to announce Tuesday the suspension of their call for an open-ended strike.