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[am-bi-dek-ster-i-tee] /ˌæm bɪ dɛkˈstɛr ɪ ti/
ambidextrous ease, skill, or facility.
unusual cleverness.
duplicity; deceitfulness.
Origin of ambidexterity
1645-55; ambidexter + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is very desirable in many games and should be done aside from any theories as to the value of ambidexterity.

  • Talk about ambidexterity—Martin didn't know what it would be like to use one hand at a time.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Is there any phase of life in which ambidexterity would not be a factor of the greatest value?

    Chats on Angling H. V. Hart-Davis
  • And herein, I think, we find the true answer to Charles Reade's mistaken notion of the advantages of ambidexterity.

    Falling in Love Grant Allen
  • Both, as in ambidexterity, the ability to use both hands with equal ease.

Word Origin and History for ambidexterity

1650s, from obsolete adjective ambidexter "two-sided, using both hands with equal facility," also "double-dealing," from Medieval Latin ambidexter (see ambidextrous) + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ambidexterity in Medicine

ambidexterity am·bi·dex·ter·i·ty (ām'bĭ-děk-stěr'ĭ-tē) or am·bi·dex·trism (-děk'strĭz'əm)
The state or quality of being ambidextrous.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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