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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dex·ter·ous /ˈdɛkst(ə)rəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dex·ter·ous /ˈdɛkst(ə)rəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dex·ter·ous a.  [Written also dextrous.]
 1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.
 2. Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.
    Dexterous the craving, fawning crowd to quit.   --Pope.
 3. Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management. Dexterous sleights of hand.”
 Syn: -- Adroit; active; expert; skillful; clever; able; ready; apt; handy; versed.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a
            deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face";
            "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind" [syn: deft,