flexible

flexible flex∙ible adj. 1. (approving) able to change to suit new conditions or situations • 能适应新情况的;灵活的;可变动的:
»a more flexible approach
更灵活的方法
»flexible working hours
弹性工作时间
»Our plans need to be flexible enough to cater for the needs of everyone.
我们的计划必须能够变通,以满足每个人的需要。
»You need to be more flexible and imaginative in your approach.
你的方法必须更加灵活,更富有想像力。
2. able to bend easily without breaking • 柔韧的;可弯曲的;有弹性的:
»flexible plastic tubing
挠性塑料管
【OPP】 inflexible flexi∙bil∙ity noun [U] :
»Computers offer a much greater degree of flexibility in the way work is organized.
利用计算机,工作安排可以灵活得多。
»exercises to develop the flexibility of dancersˈ bodies
增加跳舞者身体柔软度的训练动作
flex∙ibly adv.
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['fleksәbl]
adj. 柔韌性, 易曲的, 靈活的, 柔軟的, 能變形的, 可通融的

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • 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

  • flexible — work …   Dictionary of sociology

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