Origin of acuity
Examples from the Web for acuity
The unblinking electronic eye was an extension of his own reflexes and acuity—when the red light went on, all else was excluded.
His remarkable memory has lost its acuity, and he tires easily.Nelson Mandela Recovering in South Africa After Brief Hospital Scare|Charlene Smith|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The portraits of certain artists in this unique volume recite the history of the critic's acuity and clairvoyance.Unicorns|James Huneker
One cannot imagine the degree of sharpness, of acuity, which may be obtained during sleep by these interior sensations.Dreams|Henri Bergson
The acuity of hearing was no longer so pronounced and the sense of refreshment, although still present, was not intense.The Blue Germ|Martin Swayne
Despite the breadth and acuity of his observations, Granger suggested remarkedly few changes.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
When they struck the water there was a hiss, which grew in volume and acuity as they skimmed the waves.Riviera Towns|Herbert Adams Gibbons
Word Origin for acuity
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).