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acuity
1. Acuteness, keeness, as of thought or vision; severity.
2. Special degree of sensitivity.
This entry is located in the following units: acuto-, acut-, acuti-, acu-, -cusis; also, agu- (page 2) -ity (page 1)
acuity (uh KYOO uh tee)
1. Perceptual keenness; such as, with hearing, sight, or the intellect: "There is no doubt that tiredness affects visual acuity."
2. Related to acute, with its sense of sharpness, acuity is used with reference to any human faculty and applied to any of the five senses as well as of the mind: "He was a man of great political acuity."
acuity, acumen, acute
acuity (uh KYOO uh tee) (noun)
Related to "acute", with its sense of sharpness, acuity is used with reference to any human faculty and applied to any of the five senses as well as of the mind: Senator Mathews is thought to be a man of great political acuity.

There is no doubt that tiredness affects visual acuity.

acumen (uh KYOO muhn) (noun)
1. Mental sharpness, intelligence, sagacity: Susan Bretson is a woman who has considerable business and financial acumen.
2. Quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; keen insight: The student contestant had the acumen to figure out which version of the homograph to spell correctly.
acute (uh KYOOT) (adjective)
1. Having a sharp point: Angles of less than 90 degrees are called acute angles.
2. Extremely severe and sharp; such as, an intense pain: Tyrone is suffering from acute appendicitis.
3. Keenly perceptive or discerning, ingenious: Einstein is said to have been a man of uncommonly acute intelligence.

Megan's natural acumen in science suggested that she had an acute sense of smell and good visual acuity.

(Latin: a sharp edge or point; mental acuity, sharpness of vision)
Word Entries containing the term: “acuity
visual acuity
The crispness or sharpness of a visual image.
This entry is located in the following unit: vid-, video-, vis-, -vision, -visional, -visionally, visuo-, vu- (page 17)