American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A preference for using one hand as opposed to the other.
- n. Chemistry & Physics The property that distinguishes an asymmetric from its mirror image but not from a rotated object.
- n. chemistry, physics The property that distinguishes an asymmetric object from its mirror image. For example, the essential difference between a left and right glove.
- n. A preference for using one hand rather than the other.
- n. the property of using one hand more than the other
- handed + -ness (Wiktionary)
“But, such heavy handedness is not exactly common when dealing with allies.”
“As to Israel, alleged even-handedness is questioned in two ways.”
“This easily could have been an excruciating polemic of real world issues, but any heavy-handedness is precluded by the author's expert storytelling and world building prowess.”
“This heavy handedness is also what makes it a high-school required-viewing staple, because there's no chance kids will miss the message.”
“The Beatles featured two left handed members, Paul, whom everyone saw holding his Hoffner bass left handed, and Ringo, whose left handedness is at least partially to blame for his ‘original’ drumming style.”
“This open-handedness is one of the fine traits of his character.”
“Even-handedness is merely the anti-Semitism that dare not speak its name; hadn’t you heard? neil Says:”
“But it has long since abandoned any pretence to even-handedness which is probably stupid and is certainly predictable.”
“He noted that the molecules that build living organisms tend to exhibit a certain chirality, or "handedness," and that searching for samples of molecules that are completely left-handed (rather than a mix of right and left) would be a powerful indicator of biological processes taking place.”
“After centuries of misbehavior resulting from a mistaken belief, the concept of "handedness" came to be seen as what it had always been:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘handedness’.
List of words and phrases referring to the hand, hands, fist, or derivatives of the Latin manus, beginning with left-handed.
For a more comprehensive list, see Hernesheir's Handy Words.
For trivet's wonderful list of handy compounds, see handie.
Don't tell them they are not real--they might cry.
Words heard in lecture, or read in publications, which are repeatedly used to describe scientific concepts but haven't exclusively scientific meanings.
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