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flexibility

[‚flek·sə′bil·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The quality or state of being able to be flexed or bent repeatedly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Similarly, while our study found no change in measures of creativity such as fluency or relative flexibility, it did find that there was a significant increase in the number of highly original solutions to the tasks.
Output fluctuations increase with the increased response of the real wage to demand shocks across industries.23 To formalize the effects of the relative flexibility of industrial nominal wage and price, fluctuations in the real wage are separated as follows:
Cyclical fluctuations in response to demand shocks measure variables' adjustments to demand shocks within a year, a reasonable span to verify the relative flexibility of wage and price in the short-run.
In addition, the response of the real wage to unanticipated energy price shifts is likely to vary in response to the relative flexibility of wages and prices in the short-run.
Popular front coalition governments marked a period of relative flexibility and could have moved Chilean political culture into multiple directions.

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