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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
References in classic literature ?
Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.
These dexterities though helpful throughout medicine, are especially important in surgical branches.