skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility.
mental adroitness or skill; cleverness.
- non·dex·ter·i·ty, noun
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How to use dexterity in a sentence
Everyone should have a reliable pair of gloves on standby to ensure comfort and preservation of dexterity at home or while traveling.Gloves that make excellent gifts for just about anybody | PopSci Commerce Team | October 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
At our test, this dexterity comes in handy when filling out review cards, which every tester has to do on lift rides in between laps.
Both Android and iOS now support swipe-to-type, which you may find works quicker than regular typing—but it really depends on your dexterity and what you find comfortable.Get around your phone more quickly than you already are | David Nield | September 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
They’re also ideal for people who, because of reduced manual dexterity, might not be able to use traditional string floss.
The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Future of Jobs report listed things like manual dexterity, management of financial and material resources, and quality control and safety awareness as declining skills.A Human-Centric World of Work: Why It Matters, and How to Build It | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | May 29, 2020 | Singularity Hub
It was a reminder that regardless of how outrageous the setting may be, one cannot deny Browne's dexterity in designing clothes.
Whoever the Democratic candidate is, on the other hand, will have to navigate the issue with more political dexterity.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race | David Catanese | December 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That kind of dexterity requires tremendous personal and political talent, which Cuccinelli lacks.
Its competitive advantages are size, reach, and fantastic logistical dexterity.
Our table manners require us to use two hands to perform with less dexterity what chopsticks can do with only one.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’ | Bee Wilson | October 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
All the details of scroll carving by Stradivari at this period are marvels of mechanical dexterity of handling.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
One of the cyclists, evidently to show his dexterity, undertook to cut around us by running across the tramway tracks.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The next instant, he has raked the butt of your discarded cigarette from beneath your feet with the dexterity of a- 31 - croupier.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
Peter Demours died; a French surgeon and oculist, known for his dexterity, and author of some professional works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The most skilful in this exercise are some species of baboons, which can hurl branches, stones, or hard clods with much dexterity.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for dexterity
physical, esp manual, skill or nimbleness
mental skill or adroitness: cleverness
rare the characteristic of being right-handed
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