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Definition of the noun acuteness

What does acuteness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acutenesses

  1. a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
  2. a quick and penetrating intelligence
  3. the quality of having a sharp edge or point

Alternative definition of the noun acuteness


  1. The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle.
  2. 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.
  3. Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds.
  4. Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.
  5. Shrewdness, quickness of mind

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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained (1824)

In Alphabetical Order by George Crabb

the due exercise ot'its rational powers: ACUTENESS is an accidental property that belongs to the mind only, under certain circumstances. As penetration (v. Discernment) denotes the process of entering into substances physically or mornlly, ...

Google previewThe Sacred Tree (1989)

by Judie Bopp

One symbol that can be used to represent physical excellence and sensory acuteness is the cougar. But the cougar is only one of the symbolic teachers of the South. The focused concentration learned in the East from our little mouse sister ...

Google previewIntroduction to Proto-Indo-European and Balto-Slavic Accentology (2014)

by Roman Sukac

Lithuanian acuteness is the loss of glottalization developed as an abstract ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples ... by George Crabb .. (1824)

by George Crabb

the due exercise ofits rational powers: ACUTENESS is an accidental property that belongs to the mind only, under certaiii circumstances. As penetration (0. Discernment) denotes the process of entering into substances physically or morally, ...

Google previewAnalysis and Science in Aristotle (1997)

by Patrick Hugh Byrne

Acuteness is a distinctive feature of certain minds, and one could further distinguish minds that are acute in practical affairs from those acute in scientific affairs, and so on. But even if the qualification "in an imperceptible time" cannot be applied ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1919)

by Casey Albert Wood

Visual acuteness. The acuteness of vision is the function of the nervous structure of the retina (chiefly the macular region) and is concerned in the perception of the form and size of objects. It was with the object of having a uniform or standard ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

Unusual acuteness of the sense of taste. oxyhematoporphyrin (oks'e-hem-at-o- por'fir-in). A pigment sometimes found in the urine, nearly allied to hematoporphyrin. oxyhemocyanin (oks'e-hem-o-si'an-in). Hemocyanin charged with oxygen.

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

Morbid acuteness of the sense of ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1900 (1900)

[1st ed.]

Morbid acuteness of the sense of hearing. Oxyesthesia (ox"e-es-the'ze-ah) [Gr. 6{ ii« keen + ait70t)<rif feeling]. Morbid or abnormal acute- ness of the senses. Oxygen (ox'ij-en) [Gr. b(<it sour f ytfyiv to produce]. A gaseous element existing free ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

See also, Acuteness. 2. A visual hallucination, or illusion. V., Binocular. See Binocular. V., Central, direct vision, or vision when the image falls on the fovea centralis. V. for Color, pertains to the chromatic sense. V., Direct, that when the image is ...

Google previewDictionary of Practical Surgery (1886)

by Christopher Heath

Sometimes, however, the acuteness of dis- | tant vision suffers, and then, even if the diminution should at first be but trifling, the case assumes a serious aspect. Injuries to the nervous centres may affect the optic nerve and retina in two ways ...

Google previewThe New Royal and Universal English Dictionary ... (1763)

To which is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by J. Johnson

Acuteness os discovery. SAGE, n. s a plant. SAGE, adj. wise; grave; prudent, — n.s, a philosopher ; a man ot gravity and wisdom. SA'GELY, adv. wisely ; prudently. 4S SALT, n. s. an active incombustible substance. Talle ; smack. SAC.

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary (1812)

treatise on the Soul, as “ containing the justest and most precise notions of God and the soul, and as altogether one of the most finished of its kind,” an encominm too unqualified, although it certainly discovers great metaphysical acuteness.

Google previewPopular and Complete English Dictionary (1848)

Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature, and Art by John Boag

Acuteness of sight. Perspicacity, peV-spe-kas'e-te, ...

Google previewAn historical and critical dictionary, selected and abridged (1826)

by Pierre Bayle

Half the acuteness of the scholars was in this manner thrown away upon the canvas of positions, possible only by hypothesis. — Ed. t Dio. lib. 42, pag. 255. who endeavoured to justify it by saying that Caesar was 270 CESAR. Caesar - -...

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Acuteness Meaning

Video shows what acuteness means. The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle.. The faculty of nice discernment or perception; ...

Scrabble value of A1C3U1T1E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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