skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility.
mental adroitness or skill; cleverness.

1520–30; < Latin dexteritās readiness, equivalent to dexter- (stem of dexter) skillful + -itās -ity

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dexterity (dɛkˈstɛrɪtɪ)
1.  physical, esp manual, skill or nimbleness
2.  mental skill or adroitness: cleverness
3.  rare the characteristic of being right-handed
[C16: from Latin dexteritās aptness, readiness, prosperity; see dexter1]

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from M.Fr. dexterite, from L. dexteritatem (nom. dexteritas), from dexter "skillful," also "right (hand)," from PIE base *dek-, cf. Gk. dexios "on the right hand," also "fortunate, clever;" Goth. taihswa; Skt. daksinah "on the right hand, southern, skillful;" Lith. desinas; O.Ir. dess "on the
right hand, southern." Klein says the PIE base meant "to take, receive," also "acceptable, becoming, good." The Gk. and L. forms are with the comp. suffix -ter, thus meaning etymologically "the better direction." M.E. dester meant "right hand," and in heraldry dexter means "on the right side."
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Example sentences
Her strength and dexterity in the ring, and her ability to knock out the
  toughest of fighters, won her fame and acceptance.
The most important thing for them to measure is basic literacy, manual
  dexterity and eyesight.
Turpin emerges as the star of this collection as he describes with resounding
  dexterity the tasks of his carpenter's life.
Manual dexterity and an attention to detail will be required.
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