agility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agility the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agility Activity; powerful agency. "The agility of the sun's fiery heat."
    • Agility The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion; as, strength and agility of body. "They . . . trust to the agility of their wit.""Wheeling with the agility of a hawk."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agility The state or quality of being agile; the power of moving quickly; nimbleness; briskness; activity, either of body or of mind.
    • n agility Powerful action; active force.
    • n agility Synonyms See agile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agility quickness of motion: nimbleness—also Ag′ileness
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Quotations

  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. agilié, L. agilitas, fr. agilis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. agilisagĕre, to do or act.

Usage

In literature:

Although slips are common in this crowd, its intelligent agility is all its own.
"The Ink-Stain, Complete" by Rene Bazin
But he no longer possessed the agility of youth, and when he reached the gateway the guard told him that Mlle.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
A bloodhound in pursuit of his prey would have been less alert, less discerning, less agile.
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
The hill riding was of the roughest, and the cattle were wild as deers and as agile.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
She was amazingly agile and she seemed mad to kill something.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
Soon the strong, agile, fearless son of a brave father, under the guidance of such a teacher, excelled many an older youth.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
She was as agile as a squirrel.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers
Weucha turned upon his assailant with the ferocity and agility of a tiger.
"The Prairie" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Her mind was almost horribly alive and full of agility.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
Underneath this fresh young life, and in spite of the limpid springs in his eyes, Henri had a lion's courage, a monkey's agility.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
His heart fell into his heels, and no more agility remained in him.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
He believed now that Woodville, agile and alert though he might be, had not fully recovered his strength.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It had evidently been placed there by the agile one.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Historical parallel bars are usually set up for exhibiting feats of mental agility.
"The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915" by Basil L. Gildersleeve
Brick escaped injury by an agile leap that landed him on his enemy's back.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Her husband took the bridle reins of the big horse and mounted him with the agility of a cowboy.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Came back, and climbed with agile, bounding leaps up the spider ladder to the dome on the crater top.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
They engaged in various games of strength and agility, with skins for prizes.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Vada reached her father and scrambled agilely up into his work-soiled arms.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
But her thoughts were agile as that squirrel.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

My love for you is more
athletic than a verb,
Agile as a star
The tents of sun absorb.
"Verbal Calisthenics" by Sylvia Plath
Daybreaks of Gods
marvelously awoke my valleys.
Take offs!
Riverbeds!
Swallows! Stars!
Hard and agile dawns!
"Poem Detained in a Daybreak" by Julia de Burgos
And I when all is said have seen your form
Most agile and most treacherous to the world
When, on a child's long day, a dry storm
Burst on the cedars, lit by the sun and hurled!
"Ode To Fear" by Allen Tate
"What strange bird is that, I wonder?"
Thought the youth, and spread his snare;
Eros, chuckling at the blunder,
Gayly scampered here and there.
Do his best, the simple clod
Could not snare the agile god!
"Two Idylls From Bion The Smyrnean" by Eugene Field
He said to his brothers and sisters: "Let me be."
When one by one they had kissed him with tender care,
He slid from their arms, evading them agilely,
And left in their hands his lappets of purple and vair.
"Crimen Amoris" by Clark Ashton Smith
They file by Colway now;
They rise o'er Uplyme brow;
And faithful Taunton hails her hero-knight:
And girlhood's agile hand
Weaves for the patriot band
The crown-emblazon'd flag, their gathering star of fight.
"The Ballad Of King Monmouth" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Opera's New Physique: Lean and Agile .
Developing Agile , Resilient Leaders for a VUCA World.
ReadyNote on Agile Becomes First CS Press Kindle Edition.
How the new generation of weigh price labelers enable agile packaging.
Agile Access Control, Inc is proud to announce that Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) will be using Agile FleetCommander to mange its fleet's motor pool and track vehicle maintenance.
Agile 's FleetCommander selected by Walla Walla Community College.
Tucson News NowTUI Travel Plc, Europe's Leading Travel Group, Discusses How Tag Management Unlocks Marketing Agility at Prestigious eMetrics Digital Marketing Summit.
Canyon wrens show their agility .
Dogs pack the State Fairgrounds for AKC Dog Agility Trial.
Winter preparedness tips to protect your business Free SBA- Agility Webinar.
Hillsboro's Agile Data Infrastructure The Hillsboro data center's agile data infrastructure will be composed of technologies from NetApp and other best-in-class NetApp partners, including.
Gain Agility and Expertise Through Flexible Staffing.
Keep your flag out of reach this weekend with a football-specific speed and agility workout.
Increase Speed and Agility .
NEW YORK—The ability to be agile in response to changing market conditions is a necessity for any business, but it's crucially important for wholesale laboratories, the vital link between optical suppliers and eyecare professionals.
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In science:

The current generation of space-based gamma-ray detectors (AGILE and GLAST) will provide all-sky coverage and good sensitivity to both point sources and diffuse emission at energies above 100 MeV.
Gamma-Ray Summary Report
New agile methologies put the test programs at the center of the software development: they should be written before the source code, and they should be executed whenever the code is modified.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
The predicted curvature radiation components from a number of millisecond pulsars, as well as the collective emission from the millisecond pulsars in globular clusters, should be detectable with AGILE and GLAST.
High-Energy Emission From Millisecond Pulsars
Bottom-up development The bottom-up development (also called agile software development or extreme programming) is the spiral model used on the algorithms of the system.
Software Architecture Overview
In this work we focus on learning symmetric ciphers by altering them using the agile development approach.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
Two agile approaches the eX treme P rogramming (XP) and the closely related T est-D riven D evelopment (TDD) are mentioned or discussed.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
You will see that my approach is rather agile, which generally means lightweight processes.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
This model can be tested with high energy detectors such as AGILE or GLAST operating simultaneously with Swift.
GeV-TeV and X-ray flares from gamma-ray bursts
In addition to GLAST, the AGILE mission aims to study gamma-ray and X-ray sources in the 30 MeV - 30 GeV and 10-40 keV energy ranges, respectively.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Leemput, “JExample: Exploiting dependencies between tests to improve defect localization,” in Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, ser.
On Extracting Unit Tests from Interactive Programming Sessions
The gamma radiation observed by Fermi-LAT and AGILE is of hadronic origin, while dominating a flat bremsstrahlung spectrum with an photon index of about ∼ 2.0.
A statistical study of Galactic SNR source spectra detected at >GeV energies
Presently, the study of the sky in MeV and GeV gamma-rays by Fermi-LAT is complemented by a somewhat smaller-scale telescope on the italian X-ray and gamma-ray satellite AGILE (Astro-rivelatore Gamma a Immagini LEggero).
TeV Astronomy
Indeed, in the last three years, the number of gamma-ray pulsars has increased exponentially from half a dozen to more than 150 thanks to the new sensitive instruments Fermi-LAT and AGILE.
TeV Astronomy
Therefore, propagation strategies may enable continuous VO-I-M of social protocols, while the briefingdebriefing technique is less agile but may capture more elements of the VO -I.
Agile Professional Virtual Community Inheritance via Adaptation of Social Protocols
WAs, but non-functional requirements needs new and specific approaches to test them in WAs. Furthermore, it suggested defining appropriate TDD methods for WAs or use agile test process for such application.
Cross-View of Testing Techniques Toward Improving Web-Based Application Testing
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