flexible adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)
- The European Union should remain flexible enough to assimilate more countries quickly.
- "If they're flexible, we're flexible", the official was quoted as saying.
- Warships are flexible in operation and can travel the seas freely.
- Computer generated models are more flexible and less expensive to build than physical models.
- The constitution is flexible enough to change as the organization develops.
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flexible adjective (ABLE TO BEND)
noun [ U ] uk /ˌflek.səˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /ˌflek.səˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
- The standards were established to allow greater flexibility in court decisions.
- The policy resulted in a lack of economic flexibility.
- The regulations do not permit much flexibility.
- The schedule doesn't allow much flexibility.
- He showed great flexibility and carried out a variety of tasks.