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Borrowed from Middle French dextérité, from Latin dexteritas, from dexter (on the right)

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dexterity (countable and uncountable, plural dexterities)

  1. Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      She removed Stranleigh’s coat with a dexterity that aroused his imagination. The elder woman returned with dressings and a sponge, which she placed on a chair.
    Playing computer games can improve your manual dexterity.
    She twirled the pencil through her fingers with impressive dexterity.

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