dex·ter·i·ty /dɛkˈstɛrətɪ/ 名詞
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.
n : adroitness in using the hands [syn: manual dexterity, sleight]