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- n. The state of being left-handed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being left-handed; awkwardness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being left-handed; habitual use of the left hand, or the ability to use the left hand with more ease and strength than the right, or equally with it.
- n. Awkwardness; clumsiness.
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- n. the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
- n. preference for using the left hand
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Almost double the incidence of left-handedness in the general population.
Some of the oldest evidence of left-handedness comes from Kenya, where of a 500,000 year-old cache of 54 stone tools made by one of our pre-human ancestors, six (or about 11 percent) were chipped using the left hand.
The incidence of left-handedness seems to be constant throughout history.
Other recent research suggests that mixed-handedness—using different hands for daily tasks and not having a dominant one—may be even more strongly linked than left-handedness to ADHD and possibly other conditions.
In another study published last year in Pediatrics, involving nearly 8,000 Finnish children, Dr. Rodriguez found that mixed-handedness rather than left-handedness was linked to ADHD symptoms.
Links between left-handedness and dyslexia, ADHD and some mood disorders have also been reported in research studies.
You can no more teach a child homosexuality than you can teach them left-handedness.
Left-Handedness May Come From Toes A study of young children who walk on their toes for no apparent reason, known as idiopathic toe walking, found a significantly higher preference for left-handedness in the toe-walkers than normal-gait children, according to a report in Acta Paediatrica.
The biggest puzzle in "The Puzzle of Left-Handedness" is his curious confidence in the world's fascination with his subject; left-handedness "astonishes and preoccupies right-handers," he claims.
So there are not measurable differences and we don't really know the origin of left-handedness?