Elastic vs Flexibility - What's the difference?

elastic | flexibility |


As nouns the difference between elastic and flexibility

is that elastic is (uncountable) an elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs while flexibility is the quality of being flexible; suppleness; pliability.

As an adjective elastic

is capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

elastic

English

Alternative forms

* elastick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
  • The rope is somewhat elastic , so expect it to give when you pull on it.
  • Made of elastic.
  • elastic band
  • Of clothing, elasticated.
  • (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
  • Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
  • springy; bouncy; vivacious
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • He could see that she was tastefully, though not richly, dressed, and that she walked with an elastic step that revealed a light heart and the vigor of perfect health. Her face, of course, he could not analyze, since he had caught only the one brief but convincing glimpse of it.
  • Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.
  • elastic''' spirits; an '''elastic constitution

    Synonyms

    * stretchy * stretchable

    Noun

  • (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
  • Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
  • (countable) An elastic band.
  • Anagrams

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    flexibility

    Noun

  • The quality of being flexible; suppleness; pliability.
  • The quality of having options. "I have some flexibility."