Definition of acuity in English:


Syllabification: a·cu·i·ty
Pronunciation: /əˈkyo͞oədē


Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing: intellectual acuity visual acuity
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  • We must engage visual, hearing and speaking acuity.
  • Nothing is more important to the development of acuity in visual thought than drawing.
  • Here though, I'm uncertain whether Boshoff's chosen subject matter is able to carry both his intellectual acuity and visual dexterity.


late Middle English: from Old French acuite or medieval Latin acuitas, from Latin acuere 'sharpen' (see acute).

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