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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  All  the  flexibility  of  a  veteran  courtier.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flexibility 
  n  1:  the  property  of  being  flexible  [syn:  {flexibleness}]  [ant:  {inflexibility}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  adaptable  or  variable;  "he  enjoyed  the 
  flexibility  of  his  working  arrangement"  [ant:  {inflexibility}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  easily  persuaded  [syn:  {tractability},  {tractableness}] 
  [ant:  {intractability}] 




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