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dexterity

[dekster′itē]
Etymology: L, dexteritas
skillfulness in the use of one's hands or body.

fine mo·tor co·or·di·na·tion

(FMC) (fīn mō'tŏr kō-ōr'di-nā'shŭn)
Ability to perform delicate manipulations with the hand requiring steadiness, muscle control, and simultaneous discrete finger movements.
Synonym(s): dexterity, fine coordination, fine motor control.

dexterity

Skill in using the hands, usually requiring both fine and gross motor coordination.
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At the end of the training period, the musicians also outperformed the others at specific tasks related to manual dexterity and discrimination of sounds.
Like line itself, which stretches and bends, Gego's materials favor tensile over compressive strength: wire, plastic tubing, thin strips of metal, nylon cord, bead chain, paper that can be folded and even woven (as in late works that reflect Gego's remarkable dexterity, the Tejeduras, or "Weavings," 1988-91).
Of course, this literal layering of the elevations is nowhere near new, but here, it has been achieved with rare slenderness, dexterity and clarity, powerfully demonstrating some of the magical possibilities of modern metal in construction.
The 109 people who were studied performed more slowly on tests of dexterity and motor skill, and exhibited poorer short-term memory, vocabulary skills, and balance than 174 unexposed individuals of the same age and education level.
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Their personas may be completely at odds with pretty much everything else on stage, but clowns Claudio Carneiro (of Brazil) and Mooky Cornish (Canada) are as essential to ``Varekai'' as any of the show's feats of dexterity.
Even in his first solo show, ten years ago, the potential creative energy of something so formless and insignificant was developed in a full-bodied way, showing a demiurgic dexterity that fully exploited the range of references and enigmas, questions and answers, that the manipulation and distribution of such a material can offer.
What might have been an absurd move has been worked out in section with considerable dexterity, and the diagonal members do not seriously get in your way (though they do reduce the utility of the southern upper gallery), and are responsible for what must be rather annoying holes in some of the desks in the central space.
Re-creating the dexterity of the tender grippers at the end of each human arm presents a formidable engineering challenge, albeit one appreciated by the more than 50,000 Americans who use artificial hands and arms.
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