flexible

  • 1 flexible — [ flɛksibl ] adj. • 1314; lat. flexibilis, de flexus, p. p. de flectere → fléchir 1 ♦ Qui se laisse courber, plier. ⇒ élastique, pliable, souple. Jonc, roseau flexible. Lame d acier flexible. Cou flexible. Rendre flexible. ⇒ assouplir. Une femme… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 flexible — flex‧i‧ble [ˈfleksbl] adjective 1. a person, plan etc that is flexible can change or be changed easily to suit any new situation: • flexible investment opportunities • More firms are offering flexible benefits (= extra money or other advantages …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 flexible — adjetivo 1. (ser / estar) Que puede doblarse fácilmente sin romperse: Últimamente estoy muy flexible porque hago mucha gimnasia. Este material es muy flexible. Tiene el cuello muy flexible. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que se acomoda o cede con… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 4 flexible — adj. de t. g. Souple. Qui est ployant, qui est aisé à ployer. Il n y a rien de plus flexible que l ozier. On dit qu Un homme a la voix flexible, pour dire, qu Il a la voix souple & aisée, ensorte qu il passe facilement d un ton à un autre.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Flexible — Flex i*ble, a. [L. flexibilis: cf. F. flexible.] 1. Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle. [1913 Webster] When the splitting wind Makes …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 flexible — (Del lat. flexibĭlis). 1. adj. Que tiene disposición para doblarse fácilmente. 2. Que en un enfrentamiento se pliega con facilidad a la opinión, a la voluntad o a la actitud de otro o de otros. Carácter, persona flexible. 3. Que no se sujeta a… …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 7 flexible — early 15c., from M.Fr. flexible or directly from L. flexibilis that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding; figuratively tractable, inconstant, from flexus, pp. of flectere to bend, of uncertain origin. Related: Flexibly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 flexible — [adj1] pliable, bendable adjustable, bending, ductile, elastic, extensible, extensile, flexile, formable, formative, impressionable, like putty*, limber, lithe, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliant, soft, spongy, springy, stretch, stretchable,… …

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  • 9 flexible — [flek′sə bəl] adj. [ME < OFr < L flexibilis < flexus: see FLEX1] 1. able to bend without breaking; not stiff or rigid; easily bent; pliant 2. easily persuaded or influenced; tractable 3. adjustable to change; capable of modification [a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 flexible — I adjective adaptable, adjustable, bendable, bending, capable of conforming to new situations, capable of responding to changing situations, disposed to yield, ductile, easily bent, easily managed, elastic, facilis, flexibilis, flexile, formable …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 flexible — work …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 12 flexible — *elastic, supple, resilient, springy Analogous words: pliable, pliant, malleable, ductile, *plastic: tractable (see OBEDIENT): limber, lithe, *supple Antonyms: inflexible Contrasted words: *stiff, rigid, wooden: tough, tenacious (see STRONG): bri …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 flexible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) capable of bending easily without breaking. 2) able to change or be changed to respond to different circumstances. DERIVATIVES flexibility noun flexibly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 flexible — (flè ksi bl ) adj. 1°   Qui se laisse courber plus ou moins facilement jusqu à un certain point sans se briser. •   Ces expériences apprennent que le bois du pied est plus fort et moins flexible que celui du sommet, BUFF. Hist. nat. t. VIII, p.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 Flexible — Things known as Flexible include:*Flexible electronics *Flexible response *Flexible mold *Flexible employment *Flexible fuel vehicle *Flexible rake receiver *Flexible spending account *Flexible single master operation *Flexible baton round… …

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  • 16 flexible — (Del lat. flexibilis < flectere, doblar.) ► adjetivo 1 Que se dobla con facilidad sin llegar a romperse: ■ la cuerda está hecha con material flexible. SINÓNIMO elástico ANTÓNIMO rígido 2 Que se acomoda con facilidad a las circunstancias: ■ en… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 17 flexible — 01. My wife is quite [flexible] because she practices yoga, and she does all these poses to stretch her muscles. 02. Jim [flexed] his muscles just as the girls walked by, hoping to impress them. 03. Being a goalie in hockey requires a great deal… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 flexible — adjective 1) flexible tubing Syn: pliable, supple, bendable, pliant, plastic; elastic, stretchy, whippy, springy, resilient, bouncy; informal bendy Ant: rigid 2) a flexib …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 FLEXIBLE — adj. des deux genres Souple, qui plie aisément. Il n y a rien de plus flexible que l osier. Une branche flexible. Avoir un corps souple et flexible. Fig., Voix flexible, Voix souple et aisée, qui passe facilement d un ton à un autre. Ce chanteur… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 flexible — flexibility, flexibleness, n. flexibly, adv. /flek seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent: a flexible ruler. 2. susceptible of modification or adaptation; adaptable: a flexible schedule. 3. willing or… …

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