Definition of “agile” - English Dictionary

“agile” in British English

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agileadjective

uk /ˈædʒ.aɪl/ us /ˈædʒ.əl/

agile adjective (PHYSICALLY)

able to move your body quickly and easily:

Monkeys are very agile climbers.
You need to have agile fingers to do this kind of work.

agile adjective (MANAGEMENT)

used for describing ways of planning and doing work in which it is understood that making changes as they are needed is an important part of the job

agility
noun [ U ] uk /əˈdʒɪl.ə.ti/ us /əˈdʒɪl.ə.t̬i/

He has the agility of a mountain goat.
Business agility means a company is always in a position to take account of market changes.

(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 modern dance had made her strong and agile.
fig. He has an agile mind (= He can think quickly).

(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 flexible management systems that can quickly accommodate global change and exploit opportunities.
agility

Confronting rapid change requires agility and flexibility along with the ability to implement strategies quickly.

(Definition of “agile” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)