[ flek-suh-bil-i-tee ]
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  1. the ability to bend easily or without breaking:The shoe soles are made from elastic materials to provide perfect flexibility.

  2. the quality of being easily adapted or of offering many different options: This blogging platform is becoming more and more popular because of its flexibility, power, and simplicity.

  1. the ability and willingness to adjust one’s thinking or behavior: Being a resilient parent is all about flexibility.

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Origin of flexibility

First recorded in 1610–20; from Latin flexibilitāt-, stem of flexibilitās, equivalent to flexibili(s) “pliant, easily bent” + -tās -ty2; see flexible

Other words from flexibility

  • hy·per·flex·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·flex·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·flex·i·bil·i·ty, noun

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