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flexibility

[‚flek·sə′bil·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The quality or state of being able to be flexed or bent repeatedly.

flexibility

The property of a material that allows it to bend without damage (and without losing its strength) and then to return to its original shape.

flexibility

i. An ability of an aircraft or an air force that permits it to be adapted quickly and easily to a variety of different tasks either in a single locality or in a number of localities.
ii. A characteristic of airpower to be used in a wide variety of roles and tasks.
iii. A characteristic of material that allows it to be repeatedly bent within its elastic limits and still return to its original shape each time the external force is removed.
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While the new recruitment and discrimination laws are seen largely as a step forward, this is a clear indication of how their inflexibility does not work in some circumstances - and could genuinely cause Christmas to be cancelled.
By the late 1850s middle-class northerners "reacted to these hardening southern middle-class positions on slavery with inflexibility of their own," for they "could foresee danger in a modernizing slave South.
One key is focusing on the obstacles that must be overcome to access and use the data, such as inflexibility of current IT systems and, most importantly, the inability to integrate data.
He taught by example that intellect and scholarship are anathema to sham, arrogance, and professional inflexibility.
We feel the effects of stress that seem to linger in our bodies in the form of tense tissue, fatigue, inflexibility, and pain.
However, non-virtual clustering presents several points of inflexibility, as the pool of storage in the non-virtual cluster cannot be accessed by other non-virtual clusters.
It challenges the inflexibility of the current law, which obstructs easy referral and access to abortion, and argues for changes which would allow early abortions to be performed by nurses at community level.
There has been more than one lease agreement which has had its escalation clause, or pro rata billing formula modified so as to conform to the inflexibility of a packaged program.
As for the schools, Blaesing landed assuming his hosts would bow at the altar of inflexibility and cold testing.
the unsuitability, inflexibility or unreliability of substitute care services;
If, in fact, your problem is trochanteric bursitis, the condition is often associated with tightness and inflexibility of the iliotibial band, which is a soft tissue structure traveling from the outer aspect of the hip along the outer thigh toward the knee.
For example, some pairs are admiration - envy, authority - power, certainty - inflexibility, character - personality, chastity - prudery, choice - impulse, confidence - pride, courage - rashness, and criticism - condemnation.