flexible flexible  /f ˈlɛk sə bəl/


  1. (adj) capable of being changed
  2. (adj) able to flex; able to bend easily
  3. (adj) able to adjust readily to different conditions
  4. (adj) bending and snapping back readily without breaking
  5. (adj) making or willing to make concessions


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  1. Imagine a cell phone you could roll up like a sheet of paper, or a computer screen flexible enough to wrap around a pillar.
  2. Designers took tiny, flexible optical fibers developed for high-energy physics experiments and wove them into ordinary fabric.
  3. A shock-absorbing rubber tread band distributes pressure to dozens of flexible polyurethane spokes.


  1. Research and Markets: 2013 Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition Proceedings

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2013 Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Flexible candidates stretch to top of list

    By Diane Stafford Whenever there’s a list of sought-after traits for job applicants and employees, a few words commonly appear. The top two: flexible and adaptable. I’m going ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  3. SF supervisor wants flexible work law

    San Francisco businesses would be required to offer parents and caregivers flexible work schedules under a proposal a city supervisor wants to take before voters in November. The San Francisco Chronicle ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "Over time," Bernanke said, "the Federal Reserve's commitment to both price stability and maximum sustainable employment and the underlying strengths of the US economy -- including flexible markets and robust innovation and productivity -- will be...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: TheStreet.com

  2. "Our economy is large and it's open and flexible. Our capital markets are some of the deepest and most liquid. And the long-term health and strong foundation of our economy will shine through and be reflected in currency values," Bush said.
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

  3. "This will depend on to what extent the political parties will be flexible," Othman said in an interview. "But if they stay adamant to their demands then, in my opinion, it will be hard to go forward."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: The Associated Press

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