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Definition of flexible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    flexible

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈfleksəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfleksəbl//
     
    Materials and properties
     
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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 cater for the needs of everyone. You need to be more flexible and imaginative in your approach. Can you be flexible about when you take your leave?
  2. 2able to bend easily without breaking flexible plastic tubing opposite inflexible See related entries: Materials and properties
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin flexibilis, from flectere ‘to bend’.Extra examples My mother is fairly flexible about what time I need to be home. We need to make the working day more flexible. A First National Bank loan is an extremely flexible facility. We can offer you flexible working hours. What is needed is a more flexible design. You’ll need 2 metres of flexible plastic tubing.
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