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



    BrE BrE//ˈædʒaɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈædʒl//
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  1. 1able to move quickly and easily synonym nimble a strong and agile athlete
  2. 2able to think quickly and in an intelligent way an agile mind/brain See related entries: Clever
  3. 3used to describe a way of managing projects in which work is divided into a series of short tasks, with frequent pauses to review the work and adapt the plans Agile methods replace high-level design with frequent redesign.
  4. 4used to describe a way of working in which the time and place of work, and the roles that people carry out, can all be changed according to need, and the focus is on the goals to be achieved, rather than the exact methods used Agile working is all about creating a flexible and productive environment.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: via French from Latin agilis, from agere ‘do’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: agile