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a·cu·i·ty

 (ə-kyo͞o′ĭ-tē)
n.
Acuteness of vision or perception; keenness.

[Middle English acuite, from Old French, ultimately from Latin acūtus, sharp; see acute.]

acuity

(əˈkjuːɪtɪ)
n
1. keenness or acuteness, esp in vision or thought
2. (Physiology) the capacity of the eye to see fine detail, measured by determining the finest detail that can just be detected
[C15: from Old French, from Latin acūtus acute]

a•cu•i•ty

(əˈkyu ɪ ti)

n.
sharpness; acuteness; keenness: visual acuity; acuity of mind.
[1375–1425; < Old French < Medieval Latin, Late Latin acuitās= Latin acu(ere) to sharpen or acū(tus) sharpened (see acute) + -itās -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acuity - sharpness of visionacuity - sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
20/20, twenty-twenty - normal visual acuity, as measured by the ability to read charts at a distance of 20 feet
oxyopia - unusually acute vision
2.acuity - a quick and penetrating intelligenceacuity - a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
steel trap - an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps); "he's as sharp as a steel trap"; "a mind like a steel trap"
Translations

acuity

[əˈkjuːɪtɪ] Nacuidad f, agudeza f

acuity

[æˈkjuːɪti] nacuité f
mental acuity → acuité mentale
visual acuity → acuité visuelle

acuity

nScharfsinn m, → Klugheit f; (of mind)Schärfe f

acuity

[əˈkjuːɪtɪ] n (frm) → acutezza

a·cu·i·ty

n. agudeza; precisión;
visual ______visual.

acuity

n agudeza; visual — agudeza visual
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