Grandfather vs Flexibility - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between grandfather and flexibility

is that grandfather is a father of someone’s parent while flexibility is the quality of being flexible; suppleness; pliability.

As a verb grandfather

is to retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.

grandfather

English

Etymology 1

(wikipedia grandfather)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A father of someone’s parent.
  • (by extension) A male forefather.
  • Synonyms
    * granddad, grandad, grandaddy * grandsire * grandpa, granpa, grandpappy, granpappy, gramps * eldfather/elderfather * pops
    Antonyms
    * (with regard to gender) grandmother * (with regard to ancestry) grandson, granddaughter, grandchild
    Hyponyms
    * paternal grandfather * maternal grandfather
    Hypernyms
    * grandparent
    Derived terms
    * grandfather clock * grandfather clause * great grandfather, great-grandfather

    Etymology 2

    From (m). See etymology 1 and (m).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organizations.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) 1000 English basic words

    flexibility

    Noun

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