flexibility


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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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Flexibility and agility are two important parameters of fitness for athletes and also for the selection of athletes for any competition.
Time efficiency in stretching could be improved by choosing stretches that only target joints that are likely to lose flexibility because of lifestyle induced adaptive shortening.
This should be taken into account that flexibility highly depends on the environment of the organization.
Poor business continuity planning by Eriksson, combined with a lack of supply chain flexibility, turned a hazard risk into a strategic risk.
Implementing machine flexibility with the use of robots with reconfigurable grippers and intelligent interfaces (flexible workspace, vision system etc.), automatic tool changers and multi-axis robots helped to enhance material handling flexibility at the most affordable price.
In this sense, it is assumed that good flexibility, especially hypermobility, may contribute to the expression of movement, and especially to body technique.
Flexibility is the most important criterion for physical fitness exercises, role in successful implementation of good athletic skills and prevent injuries.
At the same time, there was confusion about what flexibility really meant and whether it made sense to plan for it up front or to retrofit as needed.
That sentiment stems from dissatisfaction with their top company's underwriting flexibility, as well as compensation and training.
Considering such environment, organizations need to proliferate the flexibility practices.
"I'm thrilled to see [the state's] Commissioner [of Education Frank] Edelblut step up to the plate and utilize this important new flexibility afforded by ESSA" she said.