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Definition 1: a quick and penetrating intelligence - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where acuity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he argued with great acuteness
  • I admired the keenness of his mind

Synonyms for acuity in the sense of this definition

(acuity is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of acuity ) 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"

Definition 2: sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for acuity in the sense of this definition

(acuity is a kind of ...) the ability to see; the visual faculty

(... is a kind of acuity ) normal visual acuity, as measured by the ability to read charts at a distance of 20 feet

(... is a kind of acuity ) unusually acute vision

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