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noun [U] uk   /dekˈster.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
the ability to perform a difficult action quickly and skilfully with the hands, or the ability to think quickly and effectively: He caught the ball with great dexterity. He answered the journalists' questions with all the dexterity of a politician.Skill, talent and ability
adjective uk (also dextrous)   /ˈdek.stər.əs/ us    /-stɚ-/
a dexterous movementSkilled, talented and able
adverb uk (also dextrously)   /ˈdek.stər.ə us    /-stɚ-/
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