Definition of dexterity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dekˈsterəti//
; NAmE NAmE//dekˈsterəti//
jump to other results
skill in using your hands or your mind You need manual dexterity to be good at video games. mental/verbal dexterity Word Originearly 16th cent. (in the sense ‘mental skill’): from French dextérité, from Latin dexteritas, from dexter ‘on the right’.Extra examples She handled the discussion with dexterity. Video games demand great manual dexterity. Desirable qualities for this type of career include charm, verbal dexterity and charisma.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dexterity