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English definition of “flexible”


adjective     /ˈfleksɪbl/
ABLE TO CHANGE B2 able to change or be changed easily according to the situation: I'd like a job with more flexible working hours.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
ABLE TO BEND A flexible substance can bend easily without breaking.Flexible, loose and yielding
flexibility     /ˌfleksɪˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
(Definition of flexible adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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