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Definition of "dexterity" []

  • Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness. (noun)
  • Mental skill or adroitness; cleverness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dexterity" in a sentence
  • "They must nourish those whose eye or ear or manual dexterity is their greatest asset."
  • "Her dexterity is not notable either in comparison with the normal person, whose movements are guided by the eye, or, I am told, with other blind people."
  • "Our language expresses this supremacy of the favoured side in the terms dexterity, adroitness and address, all of which allude to the right hand."