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Meaning of ACUITY

Pronunciation:  u'kyooitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"
  2. [n]  sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

ACUITY is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acuteness, keenness, sharpness, sharp-sightedness, visual acuity
 See Also: intelligence, oxyopia, sight, steel trap, vision, visual modality, visual sense



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*cu"i*ty\, n. [LL. acuitas: cf. F. acuit['e].]
Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the clarity of hearing or sight. e.g. visual acuity
Thesaurus Terms
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