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acuity

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noun acu·ity \ə-ˈkyü-ə-tē, a-\

Simple Definition of acuity

  • : the ability to see, hear, or understand something easily

Full Definition of acuity

plural acu·ities

  1. :  keenness of perception

Examples of acuity

  1. <a worrisome deterioration in the acuity of his hearing over the years>



Origin of acuity

Middle English acuite acridity, from Middle French acuité, from Medieval Latin acuitat-, acuitas, from Latin acuere


First Known Use: 1543


Medical Dictionary

acuity

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noun acu·ity \ə-ˈkyü-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of acuity

plural acu·ities

  1. :  keenness of sense perception <acuity of hearing>—see visual acuity





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