[ pur-spi-kas-i-tee ]
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  1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.

  2. Archaic. keen vision.

Origin of perspicacity

First recorded in 1540–50; earlier perspicacite, from Late Latin perspicācitās “sharpness of sight,” equivalent to perspicāci- (stem of perspicāx “sharp-sighted”; see perspicuous) + -tās -ty2

synonym study For perspicacity

1. See perspicuity.

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