Definition of 'flexible'
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There needs to be a sea change when it comes to the question of flexible working. The Sun (2016)Many roles also offer flexible working and the chance to up your pay by increasing your hours. The Sun (2016)Both you and your partner need access to a degree of flexible working. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Make plans based on the resulting optimism, but ensure arrangements are flexible. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Spaces are kept neutral, flexible and adaptable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The practical effect of this change is that an employee has the statutory right to request flexible working for any reason at all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This can be tricky when juggling home life with a demanding career - unless an employer is able to be flexible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In future, as the electricity system becomes more flexible, this role will need to evolve as more electricity is supplied by volatile wind and solar power. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Two particularly flexible conservatives also worked to meet nationalist demands. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Now the council is planning to expand flexible working. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Will the pastor be able to be flexible? Christianity Today (2000)The modular system is so flexible that most students change their intended degree before graduation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They will want flexible working arrangements too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many of the protesters have jobs with flexible working hours. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The procedure for home inspectors must be flexible enough to adapt to a diverse range of disputes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The flexible learning meant he could learn from home in his own time. The Sun (2010)Plus the hours seem very flexible and the workload light. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These can be simple changes such as flexible working hours or passing on duties to a colleague. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Flexible working would allow me time off for study and exams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The big thing is being able to be flexible. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of the jobs offer flexible hours so you can fit the work around other commitments. The Sun (2015)Distance learning is flexible but it is not an easy ride. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The system is so flexible that most change their intended course before graduation. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Flexible working is an ideal way to help new mothers return to work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Schools are able to be flexible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This may also hold less appeal if he plans to move overseas in the longer term because it is not particularly flexible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You don't need a particularly flexible body to try this stuff. The Sun (2013)I became very adaptable and flexible with wide experience and skills. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was unsettled by the reaction to his initial internal inquiries about the legality of the flexible underfloor system on the new Ferrari. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But couldn't the system have been flexible enough to allow the testing officer to wait for her to get to that venue? Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'flexible'
British English: flexible /ˈflɛksɪbl/ ADJECTIVE
A flexible object or material can be bent easily without breaking.
- American English: flexible
- Arabic: مَرِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: flexível
- Chinese: 灵活的
- Croatian: savitljiv
- Czech: pružný
- Danish: fleksibel
- Dutch: flexibel
- European Spanish: flexible
- Finnish: taipuisa
- French: flexible
- German: biegsam
- Greek: εύκαμπτος
- Italian: flessibile
- Japanese: 曲げやすい
- Korean: 구부릴 수 있는
- Norwegian: fleksibel
- Polish: elastyczny
- European Portuguese: flexível
- Romanian: flexibil
- Russian: гибкий
- Spanish: flexible
- Swedish: böjlig
- Thai: ยืดหดได้
- Turkish: esnek
- Ukrainian: гнучкий
- Vietnamese: linh hoạt
Definition of flexible from the Collins English Dictionary
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