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Definition of Dexterous

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skilled, handy, agile, deft, adroit; suitably skilled with the hands; clever; artful; done with dexterity
Dexterous Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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dexterous
\dex"ter*ous\ (?), a. [l. dexter. see dexter.] [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.
3. done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management. "dexterous sleights of hand."

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Deau = n. the right; the south; a. right, dexterous
Deheuig = a. dexterous, dexter
Hyfforddus = a. dexterous
Hylaw = a. handy, dexterous
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
(synonym) deft, dextrous
(similar) adroit
Dexterous Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscle movements which occur in body parts such as the fingers, usually in coordination with the eyes. In relation to motor skills of hands and fingers, the term dexterity is commonly used. When applied to the theory of human aptitude, this is called "manual dexterity". The high level of manual dexterity that humans exhibit can be attributed to the manner in which manual tasks are controlled by the nervous system.

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