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agility

[uh-jil-i-tee] /əˈdʒɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness:
exercises demanding agility.
2.
the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English agilite < Middle French < Latin agilitās. See agile, -ity
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Examples for agility
  • As some adults get older, they may no longer have the physical strength or agility to engage in their chosen pleasures of life.
  • During the test, cosmonauts would exercise mental agility with memory games using a wall chart with coloured squares.
  • Therefore you have great mental agility and discernment to aid you as you access the incredible wealth of information on the web.
  • Second, the ideal environment for cultivating the unknown is to nurture the supreme agility and nimbleness of networks.
  • He has a body made for physical play, with surprising agility.
  • Decreases in motor skills and mental agility could be preventable.
  • Physical agility testing is a job-simulation physical agility course.
  • The rodeo tests the cowboys' touch with roping, agility with barrel racing and fearlessness in confronting 2000-pound bulls.
  • Look up into the treetops and you may see a black gibbon swinging across the canopy with unparalleled agility.
  • The endangered hoolock gibbon -- a small ape -- is known for its agility in trees.
Word Origin and History for agility
n.

early 15c., from Old French agilité (14c.), from Latin agilitatem (nominative agilitas) "mobility, nimbleness, quickness," from agilis, from agere "to move" (see act (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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