handedness

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handed +‎ -ness

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handedness (countable and uncountable, plural handednesses)

  1. (chemistry, physics) The property that distinguishes an asymmetric object from its mirror image. For example, the essential difference between a left and right glove.
  2. A preference for using one hand rather than the other.

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  • (difference between a left and right): chirality

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