What does open-ended mean?

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Adjective
  1. unrestricted by definite limits
  2. adaptable to change
  3. permitting a spontaneous or unstructured response
  4. (poker) Of a straight draw, made up of four consecutive cards, thus able to be completed by either of two ranks of card.
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To gather more information, use open-ended questions or ones which require complete answers.
A question that can be answered with yes or no is not an open-ended question.
Thirty-seven patients had comments in response to the open-ended question at both interviews.
The third open-ended question was on how a Spanish-speaking child would do in a mainstream classroom.
First, you need to ask open-ended questions, the kind that can't be answered just with a yes or no.
The responses to the open-ended questions were placed into categories to determine percentages.

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