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"flexible" in British English

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flexibleadjective

uk   us   /ˈflek.sɪ.bl̩/
  • flexible adjective (ABLE TO CHANGE)

B2 able to ​change or be ​changedeasilyaccording 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.sɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/

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B2 The ​advantage of this ​system is ​its flexibility. You can ​improveyour flexibility by ​exercising.
flexibly
adverb uk   us   /-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 ​changedeasilyaccording 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 ​benteasily 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   us   /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
noun [U] /ˌfleksɪˈbɪlɪti/  us /-ətIi/
The ​jobrequires flexibility, but is very ​rewarding.
(Definition of flexible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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