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A flexible tube
 
A flexible display
 
A flexible gymnast

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French flexible, from Latin flexibilis, from flectō (I bend, curve).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈflɛk.sɪ.bəl/, /ˈflɛk.sə.bəl/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

flexible (comparative more flexible, superlative most flexible)

  1. Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle.
    When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare
  2. Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
    Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - Francis Bacon.
    Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare
  3. Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,
    a flexible language
    This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.

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NounEdit

flexible (plural flexibles)

  1. (chiefly engineering and manufacturing) Something that is flexible.
    • 2009 August 19, Terry McCrann, “Win-win deal for the times”, in Herald Sun[1]:
      Alcan is mostly flexibles -- and so it boosts Amcor's flexible packaging business to a globally significant $7 billion one.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin flexibilis.

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flexible (epicene, plural flexibles)

  1. flexible

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin flexibilis.

AdjectiveEdit

flexible (masculine and feminine plural flexibles)

  1. flexible

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin flexibilis.

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flexible (plural flexibles)

  1. flexible

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GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin flexibilis.

AdjectiveEdit

flexible m, f (plural flexibles)

  1. flexible

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GermanEdit

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flexible

  1. inflected form of flexibel

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin flexibilis, from flectō (I bend, curve).

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AdjectiveEdit

flexible (plural flexibles)

  1. flexible (all senses)

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