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flexible

adjective uk   /ˈflek.sɪ.bl̩/ us  

flexible adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)

B2 able to change or be changed easily according to the situation: My schedule is flexible - I could arrange to meet with you any day next week.
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flexible adjective (ABLE TO BEND)

C2 able to bend or to be bent easily without breaking: Rubber is a flexible substance. Dancers and gymnasts need to be very flexible (= able to bend their bodies easily).
flexibility
noun [U] uk   /ˌflek.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
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B2 The advantage of this system is its flexibility. You can improve your flexibility by exercising.
flexibly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Today's schedule of events is organized flexibly so that people can decide for themselves what they want to do.
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