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flexible

adjective
 
 
/ˈfleksɪbl/
a flexible person or company can work in different ways, at different times, or in different places when it is necessary: How can we encourage employees to be more flexible?be flexible about sth Companies can now be more flexible about where they site their operations. a flexible approach/attitude
something that is flexible can change or be changed according to the situation: The pay and benefits are good, and the hours are flexible.a flexible mortgage/loan With a flexible mortgage you can pay more or less than your agreed monthly payment. flexible work/jobs a flexible pension
flexibility /ˌfleksɪˈbɪlɪti/ US   /-ətIi/ noun [U]
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