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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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Treatments that include the approach of self-control and psychological inflexibility could increase the rates of success in the psychological treatments of smoking.
Perhaps ingrained inflexibility can be understood in the animal kingdom where it often results in tragedy, death and even extinction.
Cristea, Montgomery, Szamoskozi, and David (2013) found that psychological inflexibility mediated the relationship between dysfunctional schemas and emotional distress in a sample of undergraduates (Study 1).
The top two complains about the Democratic Party were its spending, 14 percent, and its inflexibility, eight percent.
Curley said at the time that he saw cloud computing as the solution to this inflexibility, but added that he would rather deal with a single IT services provider than a number of individual cloud suppliers.
Mr Pritchard said: "This is a long-standing and successful company with a large order book which has been driven into administration by the inflexibility of RBS.
Dubai: With Hamas still seeking clarifications over Israeli response to an Egyptian truce proposal between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, prominent Fatah member Nabeel Amr has criticised Hamas' position, accusing it of inflexibility in the ceasefire negotiations and obstructing a national Palestinian reconciliation dialogue.
In your story, you quote Enterprise Inns' inflexibility in terms of pricing, and probably rent, which made the viability of the pub difficult.
I am appalled by Nursing Council's inflexibility on the issue of English requirements for foreign nurses.
She details the changes stress can bring, the tendency toward inflexibility that comes from coping with Asperger's, the challenges of being married to a non-communicator who has difficulty outside of routine and has to be careful when making friends, and the special concerns of rearing children.
Recalling a recent OECD report, Trichet was particularly concerned about the prevailing inflexibility in the service sector (representing 70% of the eurozone's GDP).
The potential developers appear to show a complete inflexibility in their plans, refusing to alter them so some of the best features can be retained.