dexterity

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[dex·ter·i·ty]

If you fall asleep with your heavy head on your arm, you might not have the dexterity, or control of your hand, to hit the OFF button on the alarm clock in the morning.

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Right-handedness.

Noun
adroitness in using the hands


n.
Right-handedness.

n.
Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.

n.
Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.


Dexterity

Dex*ter"i*ty , n. [L. dexteritas, fr. dexter: cf. F. dext'82rit'82. See Dexter.] 1. Right-handedness. 2. Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
In youth quick bearing and dexterity.
3. Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.
His wisdom . . . was turned . . . into a dexterity to deliver himself.
He had conducted his own defense with singular boldness and dexterity.
Syn. -- Adroitness; activity; nimbleness; expertness; skill; cleverness; art; ability; address; tact; facility; aptness; aptitude; faculty. See Skill.

Right-handedness.

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It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.

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