Definitions for Agilityəˈdʒɪl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•gil•i•tyəˈdʒɪl ɪ ti(n.)

  1. the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness:

    exercises demanding agility.

  2. the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity:

    mental agility.

Origin of agility:

1375–1425; late ME agilite < MF < L agilitās. See agile, -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agility, legerity, lightness, lightsomeness, nimbleness(noun)

    the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble


  1. agility(Noun)

    The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion; as, strength and agility of body.

  2. agility(Noun)

    A faculty of being agile in body, mind, or figuratively.

  3. Origin: From agilité, from agilitas, from agilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agility(noun)

    the quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion; as, strength and agility of body

  2. Agility(noun)

    activity; powerful agency


  1. Agility

    Agility or nimbleness is the ability to change the body's position efficiently, and requires the integration of isolated movement skills using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, and endurance. Agility is the ability to change the direction of the body in an efficient and effective manner and to achieve this requires a combination of ⁕balance – the ability to maintain equilibrium when stationary or moving through the coordinated actions of our sensory functions; ⁕static balance – the ability to retain the centre of mass above the base of support in a stationary position; ⁕dynamic balance – the ability to maintain balance with body movement; speed - the ability to move all or part of the body quickly; strength - the ability of a muscle or muscle group to overcome a resistance; and lastly, ⁕co-ordination – the ability to control the movement of the body in co-operation with the body's sensory functions. In sports, agility is often defined in terms of an individual sport, due to it being an integration of many components each used differently. Sheppard and Young defined agility as a "rapid whole body movement with change of velocity or direction in response to a stimulus".

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