Definitions for dexteritydɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight(noun)

    adroitness in using the hands


  1. dexterity(Noun)

    Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.

  2. Origin: dexteritas, from dexter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dexterity(noun)


  2. Dexterity(noun)

    readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel

  3. Dexterity(noun)

    readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness

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  • ловкост, сръчностBulgarian
  • destresaCatalan, Valencian
  • zručnostCzech
  • Fingerfertigkeit, GeschicklichkeitGerman
  • επιδεξιότητα, επιτηδειότητα, μαστοριά, δεξιοσύνηGreek
  • destrezaSpanish
  • taitavuus, näppäryysFinnish
  • dextéritéFrench
  • זריזות, גמישות, קלות תנועה, מיומנותHebrew
  • निपुणताHindi
  • fürgeség, ügyesség, kézügyességHungarian
  • destrezzaItalian
  • 器用, 素早いJapanese
  • спретност, умешностMacedonian
  • handigheidDutch
  • zręczność, zwinnośćPolish
  • destrezaPortuguese
  • abilitate, îndemânare, iscusință, dexteritate, dibăcieRomanian
  • сноровка, подвижность, проворность, ловкость, проворствоRussian
  • skicklighet, fingerfärdighetSwedish
  • 灵巧Chinese

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