Dexterity meaning

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Dexterity is defined as skill or grace when doing actions, especially using your hands and body.

An example of dexterity is when you are a skilled knitter.

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Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness.
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Mental skill or adroitness; cleverness.
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Skill in using one's hands or body; adroitness.
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Skill in using one's mind; cleverness.
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Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.

Playing computer games can improve your manual dexterity.

She twirled the knife through her fingers with impressive dexterity.

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(role-playing games) Skill in using ranged weapons.
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Origin of dexterity

  • French dextérité from Latin dexteritās from dexter skillful dexter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French dextérité, from Latin dexteritas, from dexter (“on the right”)

    From Wiktionary