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English definition of “flexible”


adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)    /ˈflek.sɪ.bl̩/
B2 able to change or be changed easily according to the situation: My schedule is quite flexible - I could arrange to meet with you any day next week.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something flexibility     /ˌflek.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] B2 The advantage of this system is its flexibility. You can improve your flexibility by exercising.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to somethingFlexible, loose and yielding flexibly     /-bli/ adverb Today's schedule of events is organized flexibly so that people can decide for themselves what they want to do.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
(Definition of flexible adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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