ambidexterity

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Dating from the 17th Century CE; ambidexter +‎ -ity, from Medieval Latin adjective ambidexter (utilising both hands normally), from Latin ambi- + dexter (right, handy, opportune)

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ambidexterity (uncountable)

  1. Property of being equally skillful with each hand (from the idea that either hand is like the right-hand).

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  • ambidexterity” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
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