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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dexterity  \Dex*ter"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  dexteritas  fr  dexter:  cf  F. 
  dext['e]rit['e].  See  {Dexter}.] 
  1.  Right-handedness. 
 
  2.  Readiness  and  grace  in  physical  activity;  skill  and  ease 
  in  using  the  hands;  expertness  in  manual  acts  as 
  dexterity  with  the  chisel. 
 
  In  youth  quick  bearing  and  dexterity.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Readiness  in  the  use  or  control  of  the  mental  powers; 
  quickness  and  skill  in  managing  any  complicated  or 
  difficult  affair;  adroitness. 
 
  His  wisdom  .  .  .  was  turned  .  .  .  into  a  dexterity 
  to  deliver  himself.  --Bacon. 
 
  He  had  conducted  his  own  defense  with  singular 
  boldness  and  dexterity.  --Hallam. 
 
  Syn:  Adroitness;  activity;  nimbleness;  expertness;  skill; 
  cleverness;  art;  ability;  address;  tact;  facility; 
  aptness;  aptitude;  faculty.  See  {Skill}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dexterity 
  n  :  adroitness  in  using  the  hands  [syn:  {manual  dexterity},  {sleight}] 




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