/han"did nis/, n.
a tendency to use one hand more than the other.
[1920-25; HANDED + -NESS]

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      a tendency to use one hand rather than the other to perform most activities; it is the usual practice to classify persons as right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous. See laterality.

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Universalium. 2010.

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