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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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Presbycusis is an age-related change in auditory acuity characterized by symmetrical, downward sloping high-frequency, bilateral, sensorineural hearing loss (2,4,5).
Panchu found that all the frequencies (250 to 8000 Hz) were affected in poorly controlled diabetics, that is glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) > 8%, while examining the auditory acuity in type 2 diabetes mellitus in an Indian population.
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The threshold for temporal resolution is known as auditory acuity or minimum temporal integration time.
The results of the experiment demonstrated that the blind subjects were not as accurate as the sighted individuals, suggesting that auditory acuity depends on the perceptual association with the visual cues that build a solid mental representation of the surrounding space.
We believe that the harsh conditions at higher elevations that include lower oxygen concentration, shorter growing season, and constant strong wind work against auditory acuity, and the increase in the size of auditory bullae of M.