Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


1. The state or quality of being ambidextrous.
2. Deceit or hypocrisy.


(ˌæm bɪ dɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti)

1. ambidextrous ease, skill, or facility.
2. unusual cleverness.
3. duplicity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambidexterity - the property of being equally skillful with each handambidexterity - the property of being equally skillful with each hand
handedness, laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other


References in periodicals archive ?
Others discuss the exploration and exploitation perception and behavior of firms in the Australian spatial information sector; sustaining competitiveness during economic recession in China; high-tech start-ups; the relationship between exploration, exploitation, ambidexterity, and firm performance; and the relationship between networks and managing the exploration-exploitation dilemma.
In short, as an insightful blog post by EY Consulting points out, an incubator or accelerator can serve as an agent of organizational ambidexterity, helping companies resolve the "innovation dilemma.
Though I tend to edge him out in close games, his quickness and anticipation always give me a good challenge, not to mention his ambidexterity (always an asset on a handball court).
Emirates, which in 30 years transformed itself from a local airline into a world-class competitor has achieved this ambidexterity.
The impact of the top management team's knowledge diversity on organizational ambidexterity.
International ambidexterity and firm performance in small emerging economies.
The Determinants of Green Radical and Incremental Innovation Performance: Green Shared Vision, Green Absorptive Capacity, and Green Organizational Ambidexterity.
Many pistols advertise ambidexterity, but require us to disassemble the gun and switch the orientation of the magazine release button.
As an alternative to contingency theories that offer a response to strategic tensions by selecting among competing demands, paradox theory paradox from a negative "problem" to a positive "solution"; from the standpoint of ambidexterity, namely exploration-exploitation paradox (March, 1991), it may have the potential to integrate the Western "philosophy of knowledge" as science-art separation for exploitation and Eastern "philosophy of wisdom" as science-art integration for exploration, as suggested by Li (2016).
The concept of ambidexterity has been extensively used to broadly refer to an organization's ability to perform differing and often competing, strategic acts at the same time (Simsek et al 2009).
ABSTRACT: This article introduces the concept of organizational ambidexterity and explains its value to military planning and problem-solving from the tactical to strategic levels.