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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acumen mean? 

ACUMEN (noun)
  The noun ACUMEN has 2 senses:

1. a tapering point
2. shrewdness shown by keen insight

  Familiarity information: ACUMEN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ACUMEN (noun)

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A tapering point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

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

enation; plant process (a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ)

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Shrewdness shown by keen insight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


insightfulness; acumen

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

astuteness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity; shrewdness (intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings))

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