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Friday, November 09, 2001

Definitions for acuity

  1. Acuteness of perception or vision; sharpness.

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Citations for acuity
They fail to understand how a person can hold beliefs so contrary to theirs and still retain any mental acuity. Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
With unusual acuity, one of the wire service reporters pounced on that possibility with an insinuating question. Alfred Alcorn, Murder in the Museum of Man
Origin of acuity
late Middle English
1375-1425
Acuity comes from Latin acutus, "sharpened, pointed, acute," past participle of acuere, "to sharpen."