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ACUITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acuity mean? 

ACUITY (noun)
  The noun ACUITY has 2 senses:

1. sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
2. a quick and penetrating intelligence

  Familiarity information: ACUITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACUITY (noun)


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Meaning:

Sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

acuity; sharp-sightedness; visual acuity

Hypernyms ("acuity" is a kind of...):

sight; vision; visual modality; visual sense (the ability to see; the visual faculty)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acuity"):

oxyopia (unusually acute vision)


Sense 2acuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick and penetrating intelligence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

keenness; sharpness; acuity; acuteness

Context examples:

he argued with great acuteness / I admired the keenness of his mind

Hypernyms ("acuity" is a kind of...):

intelligence (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acuity"):

steel trap (an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps))


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