What does handedness mean?

Definitions for handednessˈhæn dɪd nɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handedness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handedness, laterality(noun)

    the property of using one hand more than the other


  1. handedness(Noun)

    The property that distinguishes an asymmetric object from its mirror image. For example, the essential difference between a left and right glove.

  2. handedness(Noun)

    A preference for using one hand rather than the other.


  1. Handedness

    Handedness is a vague term that does not have a fixed or agreed definition. Although the terms left and right are enough to define handedness in an ordinary disclosure, they do not suffice for scientific research. The scientific definition of handedness can be based on two theoretical assumptions. It can be defined as the hand that performs faster or more precisely on tasks or the hand that one prefers to use, regardless of performance. In a scientific study, it should be recognized that handedness is not a discrete variable, but a continuous one that can be expressed at various levels between strong left and strong right. There are four different types of handedness that include: left-handedness, right-handedness, mixed-handedness, and ambidexterity. Globally, roughly 12% of men and 10% of women are left-handed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handedness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handedness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Geoff Thale:

    Venezuela has successfully played the history of U.S. imperialism and U.S. heavy-handedness cards, in a way that has made people want to back away from public criticism.

  2. Jack Kim:

    There have been calls to put in place a systematic tool to police heavy-handedness by chaebol family members, and stop them from being able to participate in management just because they are relatives.

  3. Researcher Joshua Goodman:

    When people ask me for the takeaway message, I tell them that it makes me pay a little extra attention to my kids as they develop their handedness, and if they turn out to be left-handed, I won't worry, but will keep an eye out for some of these other things.

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