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Capable of bending easily without breaking,
  1. Capable of bending easily without breaking
    • - flexible rubber seals
  2. Able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances or conditions
    • - flexible forms of retirement
  3. (of a person) Ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances
    • - you can save money if you're flexible about where your room is located

  1. capable of being changed; "flexible schedules"
  2. able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
  3. elastic: able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
  4. bending and snapping back readily without breaking
  5. compromising: making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
  6. (flexibleness) flexibility: the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
  7. (Flexibility (anatomy)) Flexibility refers to the absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints. Flexibility is variable between individuals, particularly in terms of differences in muscle length of multi-joint muscles. ...
  8. (Flexibility (engineering)) Flexibility is used as an attribute of various types of systems. In the field of engineering systems design, it refers to designs that can adapt when external changes occur. ...
  9. (Flexibility (personality)) Flexibility is a personality trait -- the extent to which a person can cope with changes in circumstances and think about problems and tasks in novel, creative ways.
  10. Something that is flexible; Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle; Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and ...
  11. (Flexibles) The name given to the first safety matches, invented by Joshua Pusey in 1889, with the striker on the inside of the match book.
  12. (Flexibility) A term of art for the process by which federal programs are sliced up, the funding is reduced and entire programs are tossed back to the States. Sample sentence: “The Medicaid Program should have more flexibility.”
  13. (Flexibility) Having more than one behavioral  choice in a situation. (See Behavioral Flexibility)
  14. (Flexibility) describes changes in the size of the workforce, depending on short-term changes in market conditions.
  15. (Flexibility) A health- and performance-related component of physical fitness that is the range of motion possible at a joint. Flexibility is specific to each joint and depends on a number of specific variables, including but not limited to the tightness of specific ligaments and tendons. ...
  16. (FLEXIBILITY) Ability of a coating to expand and contract during temperature changes.
  17. (flexibility) The ability of a system to respond quickly, in terms of range and time, to external or internal changes.
  18. (Flexibility) Degree to which a coating after drying is able to conform to movement or deformation of its supporting surface, without cracking or flaking.
  19. (Flexibility) The ability of a pavement to conform to settlement of the foundation without fracturing. Generally, high Asphalt Binder content or the use of Rubber-modified Asphalt Binder enhances the flexibility of Asphalt paving mixtures.
  20. (Flexibility) The property of a material that will permit its being bent or twisted without breaking.
  21. (Flexibility) is the ability to create with the language to express a variety of thoughts related to different categories.  For example, retelling a story from the point of view of a different character.  (p. 261)
  22. (Flexibility) is one of the results of the Pilates workout as well as its principles. Studies have been able to demonstrate that Pilates can help to enhance and improve flexibility of the body.
  23. (flexibility) The ease with which a system or component can be modified for use in applications or environments other than those for which it was specifically designed. Syn: adaptability. See also: extendability; maintainability.
  24. (Flexibility) The ability to be bent repeatedly without cracking.
  25. (Flexibility) The ability of muscle to relax and yield to stretch force.