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

 dex·ter·i·ty /dɛkˈstɛrəti/

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

 dex·ter·i·ty /dɛkˈstɛrətɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dex·ter·i·ty n.
 1. Right-handedness.
 2. Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
    In youth quick bearing and dexterity.   --Shak.
 3. Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.
    His wisdom . . . was turned . . . into a dexterity to deliver himself.   --Bacon.
    He had conducted his own defense with singular boldness and dexterity.   --Hallam.
 Syn: -- Adroitness; activity; nimbleness; expertness; skill; cleverness; art; ability; address; tact; facility; aptness; aptitude; faculty. See Skill.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : adroitness in using the hands [syn: manual dexterity, sleight]