For the sport, see dog agility. For the agile in computer software, see agile software development. For use in business, see business agility.
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Agility or nimbleness is the ability to change the body's position efficiently, and requires the integration of isolated movement skills using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, and endurance. Agility is the ability to change the direction of the body in an efficient and effective manner and to achieve this requires a combination of

In sports, agility is often defined in terms of an individual sport, due to it being an integration of many components each used differently (specific to all of sorts of different sports). Sheppard and Young (2006) defined agility as a "rapid whole body movement with change of velocity or direction in response to a stimulus".

Agility is also an important attribute in many role playing games, both computer games and pen-and-paper or tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Agility may affect the character's ability to evade an enemy's attack or land their own, move more quickly, navigate uneven terrain, or engage in stealthy activities such as lockpicking or pickpocketing.

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