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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart);
[syn: acuity, visual acuity, sharp-sightedness]

2. a quick and penetrating intelligence;
- Example: "he argued with great acuteness"
- Example: "I admired the keenness of his mind"
[syn: acuteness, acuity, sharpness, keenness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acuity \A*cu"i*ty\, n. [LL. acuitas: cf. F. acuit['e].] Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acuity n 1: sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart) [syn: acuity, visual acuity, sharp-sightedness] 2: a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind" [syn: acuteness, acuity, sharpness, keenness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "acuity": acridity, acumen, acumination, acuteness, adroitness, agility, alertness, apperception, aptitude, aptness, astuteness, attention, attentiveness, braininess, brightness, brilliance, clear thinking, cleverness, cogency, dexterity, discernment, edge, esprit, farseeingness, farsightedness, flair, foresight, foresightedness, genius, giftedness, gifts, incisiveness, insight, keen-wittedness, keenness, longheadedness, longsightedness, mental alertness, mercurial mind, mucronation, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness, pointedness, prickliness, promptitude, promptness, providence, punctuality, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, readiness, ready wit, sagaciousness, sagacity, savvy, sensibility, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, sleeplessness, smartness, smarts, spinosity, sprightly wit, talent, thorniness, trenchancy, wakefulness