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Definition of the noun acuteness

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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acuteness

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Google previewHusserl’s Position in the School of Brentano (2013)

by Robin D. Rollinger

Acuteness is an obvious requirement insofar as a species may not already contain another one, but not in the sense that each one is precisely delimited. The latter requirement, just like that of completeness too, must be satisfied only insofar as ...

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 previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

Acuteness of tone, in a stringed instrument, depends on the tension of the chord which emits it,” f ,3. “ We apply present remedies according to indications, respecting rather the acuteness of the disease, and precipitancy of the occasion, than ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

2, Acuteness of discovery. It requires too great a sagacity for vulgar minds to draw the line nicely between virtue and vice. South. Sagacity finds out the intermediate ideas, to discover what connexion there is in each link of the chain, whereby ...

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 previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

Scharfsinn m ' mental acuteness, acuteness of mind, acumen (psy) Scharfsinn, wissenschaftlicher rn ~ scientific acuteness (psy, sci) Scharia f ' Sharia (rel, ...

Google previewA Dictionary Hindustani and English (1834)

by John Shakespear

Acumen, acuteness of genius, ...

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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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