[ uh-kyoo-muh n, ak-yuh- ]
/ əˈkyu mən, ˈæk yə- /
keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters.
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Origin of acumen
1525–35; < Latin acūmen sharpness, equivalent to acū- (stem of acuere to sharpen; see acute) + -men noun suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM acumena·cu·mi·nous [uh-kyoo-muh-nuh s] /əˈkyu mə nəs/, adjectiveun·a·cu·mi·nous, adjective
Words nearby acumen
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British Dictionary definitions for acuminous
/ (ˈækjʊˌmɛn, əˈkjuːmən) /
the ability to judge well; keen discernment; insight
Derived forms of acumenacuminous, adjective
Word Origin for acumen
C16: from Latin: sharpness, from acuere to sharpen, from acus needle
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