acut·​ance | \ ə-ˈkyü-tᵊn(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of acutance

: a measure of the steepness or abruptness of an edge in a photographic image

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First Known Use of acutance

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acutance

acute entry 1 + -ance

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“Acutance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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