a system of working that allows an employee to choose, within limits, the hours for starting and leaving work each day.
1972, translating German Gleitzeit “sliding time.” See flex + time (n.).
Flexible working time that varies as to hours and days worked: flextime for working mothers and fathers in business
[1970s+; fr the trademark of a device used to record the hours an employee works]
[flek-shoo-uh s] /ˈflɛk ʃu əs/ adjective 1. full of bends or curves; sinuous. /ˈflɛksjʊəs/ adjective 1. full of bends or curves; winding 2. variable; unsteady
flexura flex·u·ra (flěk-sur’ə, -shur’ə) n. pl. flex·u·rae (flěk-sur’ē, -shur’ē) A bend; a flexure.
[flek-sher] /ˈflɛk ʃər/ noun 1. the act of or bending. 2. the state of being or bent. 3. the part bent; bend; fold. /ˈflɛkʃə/ noun 1. the act of flexing or the state of being flexed 2. a bend, turn, or fold flexure flex·ure (flěk’shər) n. flex’ur·al adj.
noun 1. (aeronautics) a collapsible fabric delta wing, as used with hang-gliders