- Apr 12, 2011
The third usage is for double dealing, one of the original uses of the word in Ye Olde English was for a judge or other official that accepted bribes from opposing sources.Thyunda said:Heronblade said:The term dexterity does not specifically refer to the hands either. The term implies a generally high level of ability, particularly in terms of flexibility, speed, and/or agility. and can be used for just about any activity, from charismatic speech to technical thinking to acrobatics.
The base term dextrous is a reference to either ability or the right side, (as opposed to the left) depending on context.
Now, MANUAL dexterity just refers to the hands, but that's a bit more defined.
P.S. I think Stephen Hawking would disagree with captcha on that one.
Bahahaha, you are a bad person for that last sentence. So am I for laughing.
Dictionary.com's reference for ambidextrous was listed as first for dual-wielding, second was skill, and third was...uh...I forget.