# left-handedness

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• n left-handedness preference for using the left hand
• n left-handedness the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• n Left-handedness The state or quality of being left-handed; awkwardness. "An awkward address, ungraceful attitudes and actions, and a certain left-handiness if I may use the expression) proclaim low education."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• n left-handedness 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 left-handedness Awkwardness; clumsiness.
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## Usage

### In literature:

He has a large family and grandchildren, but I have not heard of any of them showing a disposition to left-handedness.
"Essays on Life, Art and Science" by Samuel Butler
See too his curious inquiries into the left-footedness of parrots and left-handedness of certain monkeys and squirrels.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
Left-handedness is not unfrequently hereditary.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
The sensibility was, therefore, almost normal without any trace of left-handedness.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
THE RIGHT HAND: LEFT-HANDEDNESS.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
Left-handedness and crime, 272.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
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### In news:

Left- handedness rules at Ballard.
Handing Out Facts on Left- Handedness .
Left- Handedness : No Longer Suspect.
Like a head of flaming red hair, left- handedness gets noticed - though it's less of an attention-getter now that I'm an adult.
Sinister Aspects of Left- Handedness .
The Left-Hander Syndrome The Causes and Consequences of Left- Handedness By Stanley Coren Illustrated 308 pages.
Handing Out Facts on Left-Handedness .
Researchers find clues to explain life's left-handedness .
Left-Handedness : No Longer Suspect.
Like a head of flaming red hair, left-handedness gets noticed - though it's less of an attention-getter now that I'm an adult.
Sinister Aspects of Left-Handedness .
The Left-Hander Syndrome The Causes and Consequences of Left-Handedness By Stanley Coren Illustrated 308 pages.
Scientists believe one's handedness, left, right or mixed, is due primarily to how a baby's brain develops in the womb and may be related to stress.
But handedness has its roots in the brain— right-hand ed people have left-hemisphere-dominant brains and vice versa—and the lefties who claim Einstein weren't all that far off.
You may even see people tying Einstein's genius to his left-handedness.
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### In science:

In addition it will measure its chirality (handedness) of the organics to answer the question of whether the left handedness of the amino acids of life on earth originated from the interstellar dust which aggregated to form comets.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
This means that the switch in orientation of the asymmetric body part, e.g., left side to right side, is the result of a switch in orientation and handedness of the asymmetric founder, progenitor cell.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The proportionality of µν to the neutrino mass originates from left-handedness of weak interactions.
$\mu_\nu$
Moving further up in frequency, the 4.85 GHz proﬁle of V has a more complex structure, with a number of phases of transition between left and r ight handedness.