What does flexible mean?

Definitions for flexible
ˈflɛk sə bəlflex·i·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flexible(adj)

    capable of being changed

    "flexible schedules"

  2. flexible, flexile(adj)

    able to flex; able to bend easily

    "slim flexible birches"

  3. elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)

    able to adjust readily to different conditions

    "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

  4. flexible, whippy(adj)

    bending and snapping back readily without breaking

  5. compromising, conciliatory, flexible(adj)

    making or willing to make concessions

    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

Wiktionary

  1. flexible(Noun)

    Something that is flexible

    Etymology: From flexibilis, from flecto. Compare French flexible.

  2. flexible(Adjective)

    Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle.

    When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare

    Etymology: From flexibilis, from flecto. Compare French flexible.

  3. flexible(Adjective)

    Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.

    Etymology: From flexibilis, from flecto. Compare French flexible.

  4. flexible(Adjective)

    Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

    This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.

    Etymology: From flexibilis, from flecto. Compare French flexible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flexible(adj)

    capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle

  2. Flexible(adj)

    willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering

  3. Flexible(adj)

    capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flexible

    fleks′i-bl, Flexile, fleks′il, adj. easily bent: pliant: docile.—v.t. Flex, to bend or make a flexure of.—adjs. Flexan′imous, influencing the mind; Flexed, bent.—ns. Flex′ibleness, Flexibil′ity, pliancy: easiness to be persuaded.—adv. Flex′ibly.—ns. Flex′ion, Flec′tion, a bend: a fold: the action of a flexor muscle; Flex′or, a muscle which bends a joint, as opposed to Extensor.—adjs. Flex′ūous, Flex′ūose, of windings and turnings: variable.—n. Flex′ūre, a bend or turning: (math.) the curving of a line or surface: the bending of loaded beams: (Shak.) obsequious bowing. [L. flexibilis, flexilisflectĕre, flexum, to bend.]

Editors Contribution

  1. flexible

    Able to change or adjust where just and fair.

    Flexible working hours is always wise.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3930

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4660

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Adjectives Frequency: #526

How to pronounce flexible?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flexible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flexible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flexible in a Sentence

  1. Sadira Stallings:

    HACC has made a huge difference in my life by permitting me to graduate with a degree before getting my actual diploma! Their low tuition rates and flexible course schedules are the only reason that this has been possible.

  2. Peter Navin:

    We are seeing that San Francisco-based company Grand Rounds's difficult for folks, we want to be flexible in our approach.

  3. Zamir Kabulov:

    We are ready to approach in a flexible way the issues of a possible easing of the regime of sanctions under Security Council Resolution 1988 on the Taliban, if this does not contradict Afghanistan's national interests, no one is talking today about achieving a victory by military means over the Taliban, while the implementation of the national reconciliation policy would in practice mean their return to power.

  4. Cheong Seong-Chang:

    If the United States can be more proactively flexible on that, it may draw other denuclearization steps on top of abolishing the Yongbyon facilities, and expedite talks on setting up a liaison office and replacing the armistice with a peace treaty.

  5. Dr Prior:

    There are expensive systems out there ; very very expensive military systems, so a quarter of a million pounds plus. And we sit somewhere in between that. Our price point is around about 75,000 pounds( GBP) for a complete system solution, you can hook the trailer up to your 4x4 vehicle and you can drive anywhere you want and get it in the air within a few minutes, and move around to different locations while staying in the air. Or you can come back down to box it up and move to a different location. So it's quite flexible as a system, quite adaptable to the mission scenario and at a good price point that makes it affordable to blue-light services as well as companies that want security.

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