What does flexibility mean?

Definitions for flexibility

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flexibility.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flexibility, flexibleness(noun)

    the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped

  2. flexibility, flexibleness(noun)

    the quality of being adaptable or variable

    "he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement"

  3. tractability, tractableness, flexibility(noun)

    the trait of being easily persuaded


  1. flexibility(Noun)

    The quality of being flexible; suppleness; pliability.

  2. flexibility(Noun)

    The quality of having options. "I have some flexibility."

  3. Origin: From flexibilitas, from flecto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flexibility(noun)

    the state or quality of being flexible; flexibleness; pliancy; pliability; as, the flexibility of strips of hemlock, hickory, whalebone or metal, or of rays of light

  2. Origin: [L. flexibilitas: cf. F. flexibilite.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4645

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4016

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexibility' in Nouns Frequency: #1858


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flexibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flexibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Flexibility is one of the main roads leading to happiness.

  2. Everett Dirksen:

    I am a man of principle, and one of my basic principles is flexibility.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    We have to get more flexibility from the Iranians, In return we are prepared to show some flexibility on our side. But time is short, we are up against a deadline here.

  4. Earl of Chesterfield:

    Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

  5. Jochem Heizmann:

    We don't have the flexibility to integrate new models without directly losing capacity, we don't have the flexibility to react to seasonal effects. We don't have the flexibility to deal with life cycles of cars.

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