Definition of "handedness" []

  • A preference for using one hand as opposed to the other. (noun)
  • Chemistry & Physics The property that distinguishes an asymmetric from its mirror image but not from a rotated object. (noun)
  • The tendency to use one hand more skilfully or in preference to the other (noun)

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  • The property of some chemical substances of rotating the plane of polarized light in one direction rather than another (noun)
  • The relation between the vectors of spin and momentum of neutrinos and certain other elementary particles (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "handedness" in a sentence
  • "But, such heavy handedness is not exactly common when dealing with allies."
  • "As to Israel, alleged even-handedness is questioned in two ways."
  • "This easily could have been an excruciating polemic of real world issues, but any heavy-handedness is precluded by the author's expert storytelling and world building prowess."