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open-ended

[¦ō·pən ¦en·dəd]
(computer science)
Of techniques, designed to facilitate or permit expansion, extension, or increase in capability; the opposite of closed-in and artificially constrained.
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The patterns of perception that perpetuate most robustly against such tests are those that, open-endedly and fallibilistically, we may call empirical truths.
Asking psychology students to open-endedly describe the sources from which they hear different stereotypes would also be potentially valuable.
First, the northward offset leaves the planet's southern hemisphere--particularly the broad region under the magnetic field's southern cusp, where field lines stretch open-endedly into interplanetary space--more vulnerable to bombardment by space radiation.