dexterity

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dex·ter·i·ty

 (dĕk-stĕr′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness.
2. Mental skill or adroitness; cleverness.

[French dextérité, from Latin dexteritās, from dexter, skillful; see dexter.]

dexterity

(dɛkˈstɛrɪtɪ)
n
1. physical, esp manual, skill or nimbleness
2. mental skill or adroitness; cleverness
3. (Physiology) rare the characteristic of being right-handed
[C16: from Latin dexteritās aptness, readiness, prosperity; see dexter1]

dex•ter•i•ty

(dɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti)

n.
1. skill or adroitness in using the body or esp. the hands.
2. mental adroitness or skill; cleverness.
[1520–30; < Latin dexteritās readiness =dexter skillful (see dexter) + -itās -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dexterity - adroitness in using the handsdexterity - adroitness in using the hands  
adeptness, adroitness, deftness, quickness, facility - skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"

dexterity

dexterity

noun
1. Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body:
2. The quality or state of being mentally agile:
Translations
مَهارَه، خِفَّةُ يَد
zručnostobratnost
fingerfærdighed
näppäryystaitavuus
kézügyességügyesség
lagni
miklumas
izveicībaveiklība
beceriklilikhüner

dexterity

[deksˈterɪtɪ] N (physical, mental) → destreza f, habilidad f

dexterity

[dɛkˈstɛrɪti] ndextérité f, adresse f

dexterity

nGeschick nt

dexterity

[dɛksˈtɛrɪtɪ] n dexterity (in doing sth) (of hands) → destrezza (a fare qc); (of mind) → abilità (nel fare qc)

dexterity

(dekˈsterəti) noun
skill and/or quickness, especially with the hands. She showed her dexterity with a needle and thread.
ˈdext(e)rous adjective
skilful, especially with the hands. He is a very dexterous surgeon.

dex·ter·i·ty

n. dexteridad, habilidad de usar las manos con perfecta coordinación motora.

dexterity

n destreza
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