sinistrality


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sinistrality

(ˌsɪnɪˈstrælɪtɪ)
n
the state of being sinistral

sinistrality

the condition of being left-handed. — sinistral, adj.
See also: Hands
the state or quality of being left-handed or oriented towards the left in other ways, as a shell with counterclockwise spirals. Also sinistration. — sinistral, adj.
See also: Left
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinistrality - preference for using the left hand
handedness, laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other
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Also known as Sinistrality (derived from the Latin word sinister meaning "left" as well as "unlucky") the issue of left-handedness has been studied theoretically and empirically for over a century without any definite resolution.
Also relevant, one suspects, are the etymological associations of sinistrality with awkwardness--the idea of the "gauche" that Roland Barthes would soon make central to his account of Cy Twombly's work--on the one hand (those repeating, deliberately "artless" signs), and femininity on the other (the gendered connotation of their pinkish tone).
For the most recent period, the combined ratio becomes lower than 1, which can be explained by a stabilized sinistrality.
For many years, researchers have also attempted to determine whether or not the left-handers in the human population have any special or good qualities that might be considered as an advantage of sinistrality.
In most land snails, a single gene controls the switch between dextrality and sinistrality, meaning that reversals are likely to occur frequently.
Left-Handers Day is an annual event when left-handers celebrate the advantages their sinistrality brings.
Meanwhile, sinistrality, the condition of being left-handed gives us sinister, evoking evil, fear and mistrust.