ambidexterity

[am-bi-dek-ster-i-tee]
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Origin of ambidexterity

First recorded in 1645–55; ambidexter + -ity
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Related Words for ambidexterity

double-dealing, deception, hypocrisy, deceit, dishonesty, phoniness

Examples from the Web for ambidexterity

Historical Examples of ambidexterity

  • This is very desirable in many games and should be done aside from any theories as to the value of ambidexterity.

  • Talk about ambidexterity—Martin didn't know what it would be like to use one hand at a time.

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Is there any phase of life in which ambidexterity would not be a factor of the greatest value?

    Chats on Angling

    H. V. Hart-Davis

  • And herein, I think, we find the true answer to Charles Reade's mistaken notion of the advantages of ambidexterity.

    Falling in Love

    Grant Allen

  • Both, as in ambidexterity, the ability to use both hands with equal ease.


Word Origin and History for ambidexterity
n.

1650s, from obsolete adjective ambidexter "two-sided, using both hands with equal facility," also "double-dealing," from Medieval Latin ambidexter (see ambidextrous) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ambidexterity in Medicine

ambidexterity

[ăm′bĭ-dĕk-stĕrĭ-tē]
n.
  1. The state or quality of being ambidextrous.
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