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Acuteness of vision or perception; keenness.
[Middle English acuite, from Old French, ultimately from Latin acūtus, sharp; see acute.]
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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]
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a•cu•i•ty(əˈkyu ɪ ti)
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]
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|Noun||1.||acuity - sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)|
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 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"
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acuity[əˈkjuːɪtɪ] n (frm) → acutezza
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n. agudeza; precisión;
visual ___ → ___visual.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
acuityn agudeza; visual — agudeza visual
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