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Definition of flexible adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(approving) able to change to suit new conditions or situations a more flexible approach flexible working hours Our plans need to be flexible enough to accommodate everyone. You need to be more flexible and imaginative in your approach. Can you be flexible about when you take your vacation?
  2. 2able to bend easily without breaking flexible plastic tubing opposite inflexible
noun [uncountable] Computers offer a much greater degree of flexibility in the way work is organized. An overdraft provides increased flexibility but at a higher cost. exercises to develop the flexibility of dancers' bodies
adverb Managers must respond flexibly to new developments in business practices.
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