- sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind.
Origin of acuity
Related Words for acuitiesagility, perception, quickness, subtlety, brilliance, understanding, acumen, wit, sense, savvy, skill, judgment, intellect, surveillance, caution, alertness, diligence, intuition, awareness, ingenuity
- keenness or acuteness, esp in vision or thought
- the capacity of the eye to see fine detail, measured by determining the finest detail that can just be detected
Word Origin for acuity
Word Origin and History for acuities
early 15c., from Middle French acuité (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin acuitatem (nominative acuitas) "sharpness," from Latin acuere "to sharpen," related to acus "needle," acuere "to sharpen," from PIE root *ak- "rise to a point, be sharp" (see acrid).
- Sharpness, clearness, and distinctness of perception or vision.