[ uh-kyoo-i-tee ]
/ əˈkyu ɪ ti /
sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind.
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Origin of acuity
OTHER WORDS FROM acuityhy·per·a·cu·i·ty, nounnon·a·cu·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acuity
/ (əˈkjuːɪtɪ) /
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
C15: from Old French, from Latin acūtus acute
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Medical definitions for acuity
[ ə-kyōō′ĭ-tē ]
Sharpness, clearness, and distinctness of perception or vision.
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