marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She's 95 and still very agile.
noting or relating to a philosophy of product development and production intended to create and distribute batches of working products in a short period of time with subsequent batches planned in a cyclical schedule of improvement, production, and distribution: agile software programming;agile manufacturing;agile teams.: Compare waterfall (def. 3). See also agile development.
Sometimes Agile . an iterative and collaborative philosophy of rapid product development and production:Agile is being used by more and more companies outside of the tech sector.
- ag·ile·ly, adverb
- ag·ile·ness, noun
- un·ag·ile, adjective
- un·ag·ile·ly, adverb
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How to use agile in a sentence
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“This bird hunts in forests, so it’s super agile,” says Enrico Ajanic, a doctoral student and roboticist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
The size-small 29er that I tested felt as agile as an aircraft carrier and just as effortful to get moving.
One of them ran up to within two feet of Kieran and snapped at him with its great jaws, dodging agilely when he raised his arm.The Stars, My Brothers | Edmond Hamilton
Percy waited until his foe was almost upon him, then agilely leaped to one side.Jim Spurling, Fisherman | Albert Walter Tolman
Springing agilely behind the ravening monster, Theseus, with a swinging stroke of his blade, cut off one of its legs at the knee.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) | Charles Morris
With a sudden bound Fordyce scrambled agilely and rapidly up the rough-and-ready ladder.A Sub and a Submarine | Percy F. Westerman
Stepping agilely aside Dacres thrust out his foot and sent one of his assailants sprawling on his hands and knees.The Dreadnought of the Air | Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for agile
quick in movement; nimble
mentally quick or acute
- agilely, adverb
- agility (əˈdʒɪlɪtɪ), noun
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