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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A trick or set of tricks performed by a juggler or magician so quickly and deftly that the manner of execution cannot be observed; legerdemain.
  • n. Performance of conjuring tricks.
  • n. Skill in performing conjuring tricks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The required digital dexterity behind magic tricks and illusions.
  • n. A performance of such skill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. legerdemain; prestidigitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

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