flexibility

  • 1 Flexibility — is the absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints and muscles that is attainable in a momentary effort with the help of a partner or a piece of equipment. It is a term for the ability to easily bend an object or the ability to… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Flexibility — Flex i*bil i*ty, n. [L. flexibilitas: cf. F. flexibilite.] The state or quality of being flexible; flexibleness; pliancy; pliability; as, the flexibility of strips of hemlock, hickory, whalebone or metal, or of rays of light. Sir I. Newton. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 flexibility — is the inverse of stiffness. When a force is applied to a structure, there is a displacement in the direction of the force; flexibility is the ratio of the displacement divided by the force. High flexibility means that a small load produces a… …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 4 flexibility — flexibility. См. генетическая пластичность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 5 flexibility — index amenability, facility (easiness), informality, lenience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 flexibility — 1610s, of physical things, from Fr. flexibilité or directly from L.L. flexibilitatem (nom. flexibilitas), from L. flexibilis (see FLEXIBLE (Cf. flexible)). Of immaterial things from 1783 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 flexibility — [n] elasticity, adaptability adjustability, affability, complaisance, compliance, docility, extensibility, flaccidity, flexibleness, give, limberness, litheness, plasticity, pliability, pliancy, resilience, springiness, suppleness, tensility,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 flexibility — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ German workers accept the need for greater flexibility in the face of global competition. ▪ added, additional, extra, increased …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 flexibility — n. 1) to demonstrate, show flexibility 2) flexibility in; towards 3) the flexibility to + inf. (he has enough flexibility to cope with the job) * * * [ˌfleksə bɪlɪtɪ] show flexibility towards to demonstrate flexibility in the flexibility to + inf …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 flexibility — The ability to adapt an operating system to respond to changes in the environment. Increasingly seen as a source of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing market, it is an area of operations management in which Japanese practices have had a… …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 11 flexibility — 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… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 flexibility — flex|i|bil|i|ty [ ,fleksə bıləti ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the ability to make changes or to deal with a situation that is changing: Being self employed allowed him the flexibility to work unusual hours. flexibility in: We need to be given greater… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 flexibility */*/ — UK [ˌfleksəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the ability to make changes or to deal with a situation that is changing Being self employed allowed him the flexibility to work unusual hours. flexibility in: We need greater flexibility in the use… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 flexibility — noun a) The quality of being flexible; suppleness; pliability. b) The quality of having options. I have some flexibility. See Also: flex, labour market flexibility, low temperature flexibility …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 flexibility — noun 1) the flexibility of wood Syn: pliability, suppleness, elasticity, stretchiness, springiness, spring, resilience, bounce; informal give 2) the flexibility of an endowment loan Syn: adaptability, adjust …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 flexibility — flex|i|bil|i|ty [ˌfleksıbılıti] n [U] 1.) the ability to change or be changed easily to suit a different situation ▪ Employees expect flexibility in the workplace. 2.) the ability to bend or be bent easily ▪ Stretching exercises will help your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 flexibility — /ˌfleksɪ bɪlɪti/ noun the ability to be easily changed ● There is no flexibility in the company’s pricing policy. ▪▪▪ ‘…they calculate interest on their ‘flexible’ mortgage on an annual basis rather than daily. Charging annual interest makes a… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 flexibility — lankstumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. elasticity; flexibility vok. Anpassungsfähigkeit, f; Elastizität, f; Flexibilität, f rus. адаптационная способность, f; гибкость, f pranc. flexibilité, f …

    Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 19 flexibility — lankstumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. flexibility vok. Biegsamkeit, f rus. гибкость, f pranc. flexibilité, f …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 20 flexibility — lankstumas statusas T sritis Švietimas ir mokslas apibrėžtis Gebėjimas prisitaikyti prie kintančių veiklos ir jos aplinkos sąlygų bei reikalavimų: technologijos ir technikos, darbo organizavimo pokyčių, darbo rinkos situacijos kaitos ir pan.… …

    Aiškinamasis kvalifikacijų sistemos terminų žodynas