Definition of Acuteness

1. Noun. A sensitivity that is keen and highly developed. "Dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell"




2. Noun. A quick and penetrating intelligence. "I admired the keenness of his mind"
Exact synonyms: Acuity, Keenness, Sharpness
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Specialized synonyms: Steel Trap
Derivative terms: Acute, Keen, Sharp, Sharp

3. Noun. The quality of having a sharp edge or point.
Generic synonyms: Keenness, Sharpness
Derivative terms: Acute
Antonyms: Obtuseness

Definition of Acuteness

1. n. The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle.

Definition of Acuteness

1. Noun. The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle. ¹

2. Noun. The faculty of nice discernment or perception; sensitiveness; – applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions. ¹

3. Noun. Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds. ¹

4. Noun. Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis. ¹

5. Noun. Shrewdness, quickness of mind ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acuteness

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Medical Definition of Acuteness

1. 1. The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle. 2. The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen; keenness; sharpness; sensitiveness; applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions. "Perhaps, also, he felt his professional acuteness interested in bringing it to a successful close." (Sir W. Scott) 3. Shrillness; high pitch; said of sounds. 4. Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis. Synonym: Penetration, sagacity, keenness, ingenuity, shrewdness, subtlety, sharp-wittedness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acuteness

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Literary usage of Acuteness

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1. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1901)
"TU K Acuteness OF VISION. Central or Direct Vision.—When we wish to obtain a distinct image, ... The acuteness is tested both for distant and for ..."

2. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori (1912)
"... Tests for Acuteness of Hearing The only entirely successful experiments ... it helps us to an approximate knowledge of the child's auditory acuteness. ..."

3. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1902)
"Visual Acuteness; I/imit of Perception.—An object I cm. in size, ... In general terms the size of the object denoting the acuteness of vision is always ..."

4. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"The Elephant: Difference between the tame and wild Elephant—His Instinctive Timidity—Acuteness of His Senses—His Sagacity in Climbing Hills—His wonderful ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"more than the acuteness, the grace, the imagination, which are common to them both. But his work is far too large and varied to be summed in any formula. ..."

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