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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 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.
Richard Kalmin, for example, feels that the Bavli's open-endedness and pluralism makes its study exhilarating and rewarding.
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.
The open-endedness of MiFID I turned Europe's markets into a lopsided playing field, with equity trading split across all sorts of venues, some lit and some dark, some broker-run, some exchange-run.
Wenzel's work is a timely and necessary reminder of the continuity between past and present, the open-endedness of history, the persistence of millenarian dreaming and the transformative capacity of narrative.
The claim that Women in Love is not only open-ended but is "about its open-endedness or unfinalizability," its "messiness" deliberate, is very suggestive if never exactly demonstrated.
This approach makes the work's meaning indeterminate, and such open-endedness risks pandering by transforming it, like a Rorschach test, into a mirror for the viewer's identity.
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.
Instead, there is a series of newly crafted discussions of the artist's life and work, couched in consistently cautious language and admitting to the open-endedness of much art-historical interpretation.
Illustrating Stephen Stills' maxim "If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with," Tennessee mumblecore helmer Kentucker Audley's third feature, "Open Five," explores the frailty of romantic relationships and the strength of open-endedness on a double-date tour of Memphis.
Mentioning the open-endedness and lack of interpretive closure of the Kafkan text that spawns this interest has become something of a platitude, but precisely these characteristics form the grounds for the world of Kafka studies and explain, at least in part, the steady stream of inquiry regarding his life and writings.