Meaning of FLEXIBLE in English

FLEXIBLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ fleksɪb(ə)l ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A flexible object or material can be bent easily without breaking.

...brushes with long, flexible bristles.

= pliable

ADJ

• flexi‧bil‧ity

The flexibility of the lens decreases with age.

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2.

Something or someone that is flexible is able to change easily and adapt to different conditions and circumstances as they occur.

Look for software that’s flexible enough for a range of abilities.

...flexible working hours.

= adaptable

ADJ [ approval ]

• flexi‧bil‧ity

The flexibility of distance learning would be particularly suited to busy managers.

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