Adjective "acuity" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing.
  1. 'visual acuity'
  2. 'I have a hearing loss that limits my hearing acuity and comprehension to less than 50 per cent.'
  3. 'Although their hearing thus lacks acuity, anatomical studies suggest that their vomeronasal and olfactory systems are well developed.'
  4. 'One of the authors treated an otherwise healthy 30-year old female with poor acuity, impaired night vision, and myopia.'
  5. 'The acuity of hearing and vision may deteriorate.'
  6. 'Columnist for Vanity Fair and for brain-boggling US journal The Nation, Hitchens has a fierce reputation for intellectual and political acuity.'
  7. 'Nothing is more important to the development of acuity in visual thought than drawing.'
  8. 'Tinnitus is a common symptom of noise overexposure, and it further interferes with hearing acuity, sleep and concentration.'
  9. 'His vitality, acuity and integrity remain intact.'
  10. 'Even the most peripheral characters are portrayed with acuity.'
  11. 'Among the still photographs shown were several that also tested perceptual acuity.'

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1. sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind.


Late Middle English: from Old French acuite or medieval Latin acuitas, from Latin acuere ‘sharpen’ (see acute).