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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)

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 "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."