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dexterity

[ dek-ster-i-tee ]
/ dɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti /
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noun
skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility.
mental adroitness or skill; cleverness.
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Origin of dexterity

1520–30; <Latin dexteritās readiness, equivalent to dexter- (stem of dexter) skillful + -itās-ity

OTHER WORDS FROM dexterity

non·dex·ter·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dexterity

dexterity
/ (dɛkˈstɛrɪtɪ) /

noun
physical, esp manual, skill or nimbleness
mental skill or adroitness: cleverness
rare the characteristic of being right-handed

Word Origin for dexterity

C16: from Latin dexteritās aptness, readiness, prosperity; see dexter 1
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