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Meaning of “agile” in the English Dictionary

"agile" in British English

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agileadjective

uk   /ˈædʒ.aɪl/  us   /-əl/
  • agile adjective (PHYSICALLY)

able to ​moveyourbodyquickly and ​easily: Monkeys are very agile ​climbers. You need to have agile ​fingers to do this ​kind of ​work.
  • agile adjective (MANAGEMENT)

used for ​describingways of ​planning and doing ​work in which it is ​understood that making ​changes as they are ​needed is an ​importantpart of the ​job
agility
noun [U] uk   /əˈdʒɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
He has the agility of a ​mountaingoat. This ​jobrequiresconsiderable mental agility. Business agility ​means a ​company is always in a ​position to take ​account of ​marketchanges.
(Definition of agile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agile" in American English

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agileadjective

 us   /ˈædʒ·əl, -ɑɪl/
able to move about ​quickly and ​easily: Years of ​ballet and ​moderndance had made her ​strong and agile. fig. He has an agile ​mind (= He can ​thinkquickly).
(Definition of agile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"agile" in Business English

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agileadjective

uk   /ˈædʒaɪl/  us   /ˈædʒəl/
able to ​deal with new ​situations or ​changes quickly and successfully: agile company/corporation/organization Most agile ​corporations have ​flexiblemanagementsystems that can quickly ​accommodateglobalchange and ​exploitopportunities.
agility
noun [S or U]
Confronting rapid ​changerequires agility and ​flexibility along with the ​ability to ​implementstrategies quickly.
(Definition of agile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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