flexibleness

Definitions

  • A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck
    A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flexibleness the quality of being adaptable or variable "he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement"
    • n flexibleness the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flexibleness The condition or quality of being flexible; flexibility; pliableness; ductility; manageableness; tractableness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Flexibleness pliancy: easiness to be persuaded
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Quotations

  • Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    “The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.”
  • Anthony Robbins
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    “If you are truly flexible and go until... there is really very little you can't accomplish in your lifetime.”
  • Brubaker Movie
    Brubaker Movie
    “You may be flexible on strategy, but must remain consistent on principle!”
  • Sydney Smith
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    “It is safest to be moderately base -- to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. flexibilis, flexilisflectĕre, flexum, to bend.

Usage

In literature:

Hence the coming school must be based upon free flexible action.
"The Renaissance of the Vocal Art" by Edmund Myer
Light, flexible, graceful forms are quite uncommon.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The wind blew back her dress, and showed her girlish form, supple, flexible, graceful, fashioned like some nymph of olden time.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
It was firm, almost stiff, yet not absolutely without a certain hint of flexibility.
"The Tracer of Lost Persons" by Robert W. Chambers
Antonyms: tenacious, tough, flexible.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
It was long and white, and exceedingly flexible.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
Marie without flexibility and without humor.
"Jason" by Justus Miles Forman
Our axe handles are stiff; a backwoodsman must have a flexible handle or haft.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
It was unmistakably a man's wallet, and its flexibility denoted constant use.
"Out of the Ashes" by Ethel Watts Mumford
The trunk is hollow, and so flexible, that the animal can use it to lay hold of sticks, and wield them with it as we do with the hand.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
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In poetry:

And for the sake of Jesus, God's own Heavens
Are softly set upon a thousand hinges
Of mercy, ever flexible, ever bowing
Flexible downward to the contrite ones.
"The Churchyard: Night The Third" by Thomas Aird
Let verse of yours be flexible, but strong,
Strong as a poplar under valley's cover,
Strong as the earth under a plough, long,
Strong as a girl, who never knew a lover.
"To a Poet" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
To think that the sun rose in the east! that men and women were
flexible, real, alive! that everything was alive!
To think that you and I did not see, feel, think, nor bear our part!
To think that we are now here, and bear our part!
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman

In news:

They say the dent in the number of crimes allowed officers to be more flexible and cut down response times.
Delegates adopt policy urging medical boards to establish flexible medical license requirements that benefit — and don't harm — physicians.
The dimming device is flexible and simple to use and is specially designed to work with dimmable CFL/LED bulbs.
This dining hall's transformation features a customized version of Aramark's Fresh Food Company that allows notable variety, flexibility and dining transparency in its three self-contained pods, which serve as mini-kitchens.
NL Flexible Tim Lincecum goes to the stretch to disable Atlanta.
Bulk Flexible Packaging That Lets Gravity Do all the Work.
Heliatek has inaugurated its first production facility for the manufacture of flexible organic solar panels in Dresden , Germany.
Flexibility and Cost Effectiveness Increasingly Essential in Modern-Day Production Facilities.
Leasing dry and refrigerated trailers allows more flexibility than ownership.
The Schrade Uncle Henry Steelhead fillet knife features a flexible 7-inch, high-carbon stainless steel blade.
Coffee capsules cartoned fast and flexibly .
The hallmark of the concept home is its flexible floor plan .
PATH borrowed its flexible floor plan building principles from commercial construction.
Omron Scientific Technologies combines simple, flexible installation with robust operation to satisfy the varying safety needs of today's door access applications.
Gumby -like flexible robot crawls in tight spaces.
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In science:

At a later point in the program a context can be bound to a subroutine. It allows for the separation of a subroutine and its referencing environment which provides a greater flexibility. The subroutine can execute in a context created earlier .
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
De Fraine, B., Südholt, M., and Jonckers, V. 2008. StrongAspectJ: flexible and safe pointcut/advice bindings. In Proceedings of the 7th international Conference on Aspect -Oriented Software Development (Brussels, Belgium, March 31 - April 04, 2008).
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Dunkels, A., Grönvall, B., and Voigt, T., (Nov. 2004), Contiki - a light-weight and flexible operating system for tiny networked sensors, in First IEEE Workshop on Embedded Netwoked Sensors (Emnets-I).
Acdmcp: An adaptive and completely distributed multi-hop clustering protocol for wireless sensor networks
The flexible approach of this prototype does not enforce any semantics.
Usability Meets Instant Gratification on the Semantic Web
System Sequence As shown in figure 7, the Sequence design of the Flexible GUI consists of three components .i.e., Default GUI, Flexible GUI and Store GUI Setting.
Designing Flexible GUI to Increase the Acceptance Rate of Product Data Management Systems in Industry
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