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"flexible" in British English

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flexibleadjective

uk   /ˈflek.sə.bəl/ us   /ˈflek.sə.bəl/
  • 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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flexibility
noun [U] uk   /ˌflek.səˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌflek.səˈbɪl.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   /ˈflek.sə.bli/ us   /ˈflek.sə.bli/
Today's schedule of events is organized flexibly so that people can decide for themselves what they want to do.
(Definition of flexible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flexible" in American English

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flexibleadjective

us   /ˈflek·sə·bəl/
  • flexible adjective (CHANGEABLE)

able to change or be changed easily according to the situation: I’m fortunate because my job has flexible hours, and I can come and go pretty much as I want.
  • flexible adjective (ABLE TO BEND)

able to bend or be bent easily without breaking: The wire has to be flexible enough to go around corners of the room.
(Definition of flexible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flexible" in Business English

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flexibleadjective

uk   /ˈfleksɪbl/ us  
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
noun [U] /ˌfleksɪˈbɪlɪti/ /-ətIi/
The job requires flexibility, but is very rewarding.
(Definition of flexible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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