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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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Both refractive and diffractive models have been shown to be effective in allowing each eye to achieve quality, uncorrected distance and near acuity after cataract surgery.
This study investigated the impact of in-home training in eccentric viewing on near acuity and performance of activities of daily living.
Because near acuity, distance acuity, and physical obstruction all contributed significantly to the LDE it is not surprising that they also had the highest correlations between the predictors and the function (see Table 7).
We assessed visual function using tests of near acuity, near visual contrast sensitivity (VCS; a sensitive indicator of neurologic function), and color discrimination.