AskDefine | Define acuity

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

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  1. Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc.

Extensive Definition

Acuity may refer to:
  • Visual acuity, the behavioral ability to resolve fine image details
  • Acuity Insurance, an insurance company with headquarters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Acuity Solutions, a manufacturing consulting company with headquarters in Tigard, Oregon

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