agility


agility
agility (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. agilité (14c.), from L. agilitatem (nom. agilitas) "mobility, nimbleness, quickness," from agilis, from agere "to move" (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)).

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  • Agility — is the ability to change the body s position, and requires a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, and strength. Agility is usually achieved when a person is using his ATP PC or lactic acid (anaerobic) systems.In sports, agility… …   Wikipedia

  • Agility — A*gil i*ty, n. [F. agili[ e], L. agilitas, fr. agilis.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] They . . . trust… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agility — [n] physical or mental nimbleness, deftness activity, acuteness, adroitness, alacrity, alertness, briskness, celerity, cleverness, dexterity, dispatch, expedition, fleetness, friskiness, litheness, liveliness, promptitude, promptness, quickness,… …   New thesaurus

  • Agility — Torneo de Agility. Agility es una modalidad competitiva donde un guía dirige a un perro sobre una serie de obstáculos, los cuales tiene que librar de manera limpia y lo más exacta posible, compitiendo contra reloj. Los perros generalmente… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Agility — Sprung mit Zeitmessanlage Agility [əˈdʒɪlɪti] (engl. Wendigkeit, Flinkheit) ist eine Hundesportart, die ursprünglich aus England stammt. Kernstück ist die fehlerfreie Bewältigung einer Hindernisstrecke (Parcours) in einer vorgegebenen Zeit. In… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Agility — L agility (signifiant tout simplement « agilité » en anglais) est un sport canin, dans lequel le chien évolue sur un parcours d obstacles sous la conduite de son maître. L agility est une discipline ouverte à tous les chiens. Elle… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • agility — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ amazing, considerable, great, surprising ▪ mental, physical ▪ I admired his considerable mental agility. VERB + AGILITY …   Collocations dictionary

  • agility — agile UK US /ˈædʒaɪl/ US  /ˈædʒəl/ adjective ► able to deal with new situations or changes quickly and successfully: agile company/corporation/organization »Most agile corporations have flexible management systems that can quickly accommodate… …   Financial and business terms

  • agility — a•gil•i•ty [[t]əˈdʒɪl ɪ ti[/t]] n. 1) the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: exercises demanding agility[/ex] 2) the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity: mental agility[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; late …   From formal English to slang

  • agility — /əˈdʒɪləti/ (say uh jiluhtee) noun the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: agility of the body; agility of the mind. {late Middle English agilite, from French, from Latin agilitas} …   Australian English dictionary


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