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Definition of the noun acumen

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noun - plural: acumens

  1. a tapering point
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: enation / plant process = a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
  2. shrewdness shown by keen insight

Alternative definition of the noun acumen


  1. quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination

Definition of the noun acumen for high school students

    keen insight
    • example: Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.

The noun acumen is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


  1. Acumen a.k.a. Acumen Nation is an industrial rock band based in Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Acumen is a musical group.
    • album: "Acumen"


"Acumen" is a musical album of Acumen.

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  1. Acumen is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Its aim is to help build financially sustainable organizations that deliver affordable goods and services that improve the lives of the poor. Acumen is a 501 organization headquartered in New York, with regional offices in India, Pakistan, Kenya and Ghana.
  2. Acumen is a programming language.

Phrases with Acumen

  1. Hastula Acumen
  2. Terebra Acumen
  3. Borboroides Acumen
  4. Species Hastula Acumen
  5. Species Terebra Acumen

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acumen

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Google previewSecurity and Usability (2005)

Designing Secure Systems that People Can Use by Lorrie Faith Cranor, Simson Garfinkel

Acumen is a fully functional system—the first system to make the actions of users within a community visible so that other...

Acumen is an independent cookie management system and, as a consequence of architectural constraints, cannot ...

Google previewWired and Dangerous (2011)

How Your Customers Have Changed and What to Do About It by Chip R. Bell, John R. Patterson

Acumen means insight and wisdom. In today's changing customer world, it is acquired only through continual...

Acumen is a big word with a wide meaning. While the traditional definition is about being smart, it also means shrewdness.

Google previewVirtues, including excellences (second, third, fourth, & fifth parts) The Mosaic economy (1889)

by Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones, Charles Neil, Joseph Samuel Exell

Acumen is a gift, and can never be acquired. There is a certain useful kind of shrewdness and...

Acumen is the faculty by which men discover how to do for themselves. As a natural gift, it is intuition. Men who have the power ...

Google previewA Homiletic and Illustrative Treasury of Religious Thought (1889)

Or Twenty Thousand Choice Extracts, Selected from the Works of All the Great Writers, Ancient and Modern with Copious Indices

Acumen is a gift, and can never be acquired. There is a certain useful kind of shrewdness and sagacity...

Acumen is the faculty by which men discover how to do for themselves. As a natural gift, it is intuition. Men who have the power of ...

Google previewThe Gen Y Handbook (2013)

Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials by Diane E. Spiegel

acumen is the ability to build effective business relationships. Increasing your ability to communicate with your Millennials is a critical step in engaging them. Likewise, once you are able to engage or connect with them, your ability to ...

Google previewClinical Neuropsychology (2013)

Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners by Mark E. Maruish, James A. Moses

Certainly, clinical acumen is an important part of any neuropsychological assessment. However, psychometric methods need to be applied to established and newly published tests ...

Google previewNew Educational Philosophy (2002)

by Bhagirathi Sahu

Academic acumen is the first requisite of academic aristocracy. Teaching is an art which not only requires subject expertise but also the knowledge and technique how to teach effectively so that teaching is pleasurable and learning is joyful.

Google previewMantra Leadership (2014)

Don’t Become the Emperor with No Clothes! by Dana A. Oliver

OOR BUSINESS BEHAVIOR in companies today is ubiquitous, and this lack of professional courtesy and business acumen is the resultant of inadequate management intervention, mentoring, and lessened widespread training. It's the ...

Google previewFrontier Zone; The Role-playing Game of the Future 2nd Edition (2013)

by Stuart Lynn Sexton

Acumen is a broader, general category of skills and abilities. Instead of purchasing a list of skills, specialties, etc., a player need only purchase Ranks in Acumen. For instance; suppose one chose an Acumen in Athletics. Athletics is based on ...

Google previewChicago's First Half Century, 1833-1883 (2010)

by Inter Ocean Publishing Co

and elegantly and suitably furnished and decorated throughout, both in the warerooms and hall, where the superlative merits of the Weber pianos are shown before audiences whose critical acumen is a crucial test from which instruments of ...

Google previewMultiple Intelligences and Leadership (2001)

by Ronald E. Riggio, Susan Elaine Murphy, Francis J. Pirozzolo

IA and Leadership in Cross-Cultural Perspective An interesting aspect of interpersonal acumen is that while it is invested heavily in social mores and cultural beliefs, its operationalization is based on a universal model. This feature makes it ...

Google previewThe L.I.P.S. Career Advancement Method(TM) (2012)

Stand Out by Mastering Four Essential Career Advancement Strategies and Achieve Personal Success! by Sphr Herrin, Telaireus Herrin SPHR GPHR

Equally important to business acumen is the ability to realize all the potential obstacles and barriers that might stand in the way of your organization's success and therefore your career. It is important to understand your competitors, ...

Google previewComparative Health Systems (2017)

by James A. Johnson, Carleen Stoskopf, Leiyu Shi

Acumen is a nonprofit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to address the problems of poverty. Headquartered in New York City, with regional offices in India, Pakistan, Kenya, and Ghana, it aims to help build financially ...

Google previewLeadership Lexicon (2005)

by Bellingham Rick, Rick Bellingham, William O'Brien

Acumen. Skill: Clarify the business value of opportunities or strategies. Action: • Proactively clarify the "business value" of specific opportunities or strategies with team members (e.g., ROI, margins, business impact). Skill: Get help from content ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2016)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

Prospective IOPs will benefit from developing a wide range of knowledge, skills, and competencies, such as knowledge of psychology, business and organizational acumen, and personal competencies, with consideration of any requirements ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Acumen, akū′men, n.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

insight, intuition, astuteness, acumen, sensitivity. ant. 1 blindness, sightlessness. 2 incomprehension, unawareness, ignorance. 3 dullness, obtuseness, insensi- tivity. perceptive adj. insightful, discerning, perspicacious, percipient, astute, ...

Google previewThe Etymological Encyclopaedia of Technical Words and Phrases (1832)

Used in the Arts and Sciences, and of Many Words in Common Use, with Popular Quotations from Foreign Languages, and Their Translations. From the Best Authorities

Acumen, s. [L. acumen, from acus, a needle, or sharp point.] Acuteness of mental perception. Acute, adj. [See Acumen.] Ending in a point; of a penetrating mind. Adamantine, adj. [Gr. adamas ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

acumen n. [L. acumen, point] 1. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Decapoda, the pointed tip of the rostrum. 2.

Google previewHow to Say it and Write it Correctly Now: The Ultimate Reference Book, Containing Practical Grammar, Punctuation, & Spelling Rules, Homonyms, Medical Terms, Layperson's Legal Dictionary, Major Art Terms -- And More! (2005)

by Santo J. Aurelio

acumen (a-KYEW-men) affiant (a-FY-ant) alumnae (a-LUM-nee) alumni (a-LUM-ny) Andersen windows anemone ...

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For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence. (Friedrich Durrenmatt)
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Scrabble value of A1C3U1M3E1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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