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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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A System to Support the Enhancement of Strategic Flexibility in Manufacturing Enterprises.
And he adds that state officials must talk to each other to see what the others are getting to get more flexibility, and thus, the changes are watering down the law's intent.
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While dancers are encouraged to make stretching part of their routine, studies suggest that trying to extend your flexibility beyond its range works best when you are not rehearsing or preparing for a performance.
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These units offer flexibility by addressing changing capacity needs.
Our EasyPath solutions provide the lowest total cost and fastest no-conversion ramp to volume production, and now include the flexibility to make design changes, at prices below Structured ASICs," said Mustafa Veziroglu, general manager of the Market-Specific Products Division at Xilinx.
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Other elastomer applications, such as chemical protective gloves that need elastomeric flexibility for dexterity and tactile sensitivity, also require the material to act as a barrier to molecular diffusion.
The new initiative, the Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA) Demonstration program, is designed to give states more options to expand coverage to low-income individuals and families.
com, e-business flexibility no longer leads to increased operating costs.