[flek-suh-buh l] /ˈflɛk sə bəl/
capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent:
a flexible ruler.
susceptible of modification or adaptation; adaptable:
a flexible schedule.
willing or disposed to yield; pliable:
a flexible personality.
a flexible substance or material, as rubber or leather.
Also flexile (ˈflɛksaɪl). able to be bent easily without breaking; pliable
adaptable or variable: flexible working hours
able to be persuaded easily; tractable
early 15c., from Middle French flexible or directly from Latin flexibilis “that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding;” figuratively “tractable, inconstant,” from flexus, past participle of flectere “to bend,” of uncertain origin. Related: Flexibly.
flexible flex·i·ble (flěk’sə-bəl)
flex’i·bil’i·ty or flex’i·ble·ness n.
/ˌflɛksɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a welfare-state model, originating in Denmark in the 1990s, that combines labour-market flexibility, social security, and a proactive labour market
[flek-sil or, esp. British, -sahyl] /ˈflɛk sɪl or, esp. British, -saɪl/ adjective 1. flexible; pliant; tractable; adaptable.
[fleks] /flɛks/ verb (used with object) 1. to bend, as a part of the body: He flexed his arms to show off his muscles. 2. to tighten (a muscle) by contraction. verb (used without object) 3. to bend. noun 4. the act of flexing. 5. British. 6. Mathematics. an inflection point. /flɛks/ noun 1. (Brit) […]
[flek-shuh n] /ˈflɛk ʃən/ noun 1. Anatomy. 2. Chiefly British. (defs 1–3). [flek-shuh n] /ˈflɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of bending. 2. the state of being bent. 3. a bend; bent part. 4. Anatomy. . 5. Grammar. (def 2). /ˈflɛkʃən/ noun 1. the act of bending a joint or limb 2. the condition of […]