[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.
[flek-shuh n] /ˈflɛk ʃən/ noun 1. Anatomy. 2. Chiefly British. (defs 1–3). /ˈflɛkʃən/ noun 1. the act of bending a joint or limb 2. the condition of the joint or limb so bent 3. a variant spelling of flection n. c.1600, from Latin flexionem (nominative flexio) “a bending, swaying; bend, turn, curve,” noun of action […]
[hahy-per-foh-kuh l, hahy-] /ˈhaɪ pərˈfoʊ kəl, ˌhaɪ-/ noun, Photography. 1. the distance, at a given f number, between a camera lens and the nearest point (hyperfocal point) having satisfactory definition when focused at infinity. /ˌhaɪpəˈfəʊkəl/ noun 1. the distance from a camera lens to the point beyond which all objects appear sharp and clearly defined
[hahy-per-fawrm] /ˈhaɪ pərˌfɔrm/ noun, Linguistics. 1. a pronunciation or grammatical or usage produced by hypercorrection.
[hahy-per-fuhngk-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pərˈfʌŋk ʃən/ noun, Pathology. 1. abnormally increased , especially of glands or other organs.