Definition of left-handedness in English:

left-handedness

noun

  • See left-handed

    • ‘Right- or left-handedness then develops, with the dominant hand achieving better fine motor skills and greater strength.’
    • ‘Statistical evidence links several auto-immune diseases, such as inflammatory bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, with left-handedness.’
    • ‘Having written about left-handedness in the past, I knew that in less enlightened times left-handed infants were often forced to use their right.’
    • ‘‘We found that left-handedness is atypical in chimps,’ says Hopkins.’
    • ‘Researchers have posed various theories about the causes of left-handedness.’

Pronunciation

left-handedness

/ˌlɛftˈhandɪdnəs/