Definitions for dexteritydɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dex•ter•i•tydɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti(n.)

  1. skill or adroitness in using the body or esp. the hands.

  2. mental adroitness or skill; cleverness.

Origin of dexterity:

1520–30; < L dexteritās readiness =dexter skillful (see dexter ) +-itās -ity

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

Translations for dexterity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


skill and/or quickness, especially with the hands

She showed her dexterity with a needle and thread.

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