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Definition of the noun Acuity

What does Acuity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acuities

  1. sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
  2. a quick and penetrating intelligence

Alternative definition of the noun Acuity


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

Specialised definition of the noun Acuity

Glossary of healthcare / ophthalmology

clear, sharp vision

Printed books with definitions for acuity

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Google previewNeuro-ophthalmology (1999)

by Joel S. Glaser

Because visual acuity is a sensory threshold, it is important to recognize that different subjective criteria will produce...

Resolution acuity refers to the smallest amount of spatial detail necessary to distinguish a difference between patterns or to ...

Google previewTHE EYE AND VISUAL OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS. Edition en anglais (1997)

by George Smith, David A. Atchison

Vernier acuity Letter acuity is a good guide to reading performance but should not be used to predict visual performance for all other tasks, for example when reading scales or verniers. In these cases, a good judgement of the alignment ...

Google previewHutchison's Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis (2014)

by Krishna M Goel

Visual acuity is a measure of the clarity of central vision. It is defined as the measurement of the...

Google previewDeJong's the Neurologic Examination (2005)

by William Wesley Campbell, Russell N. DeJong

Visual Acuity Visual acuity is a measure of the eye's ability to resolve details; it depends on several functions. The intensity threshold...

The acuity is the line where more than half of the characters are accurately read. If the patient can read the ...

Google previewJOHPER (1948)

Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation

In classroom or school areas where auditory testing is to be done, or where auditory acuity is a factor in the learning process, the equipment selected be so designed or installed as to keep any inherent sound below significant levels of ...

Google previewThe Behavior of Fish and Other Aquatic Animals (2012)

by David Mostofsky

Acuity A measurement of a subject's acuity is a measurement of the finest detail of a test pattern that the subject can ...

Google previewThe Journal of Health and Physical Education (1948)

In classroom or school areas where auditory testing is to be done, or where auditory acuity is a factor in the learning process, the equipment selected be so designed or installed as to keep any inherent sound below significant levels of ...

Google previewPhysical Diagnosis Secrets (2012)

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access by Salvatore Mangione

Since normal vision requires not only intact ocular function but also integrity of its vascular and neurologic supply, visual acuity is an excellent tool for the evaluation of ophthalmologic complaints. And since it can detect painless loss of vision in ...

Google previewHuman Factors in Simple and Complex Systems, Second Edition (2008)

by Robert W. Proctor, Trisha Van Zandt

Resolution acuity is a measure of the person's ability to distinguish multiple bars ( or gratings) from a single area of the same average intensity (Chui et al., 2005). Acuity varies as a function of many of the factors that influence brightness.

Google previewThe Optical Journal and Review of Optometry. ... (1922)

Visual acuity is a faculty that depends upon the receiving, transmitting and interpreting powers that the ocular mechanism and visual centers of the brain possess. It is evident, from the definition, that it is a faculty, dependent upon the perfect ...

Google previewThe NLP Practitioner: A Practitioners Toolkit (2014)

by Toby and Kate McCartney

Sensory acuity is the ability to utilise your senses to gain awareness of another person's unconscious responses. When we pay particular attention to what we see (visual), hear (auditory) and feel (kinaesthetic) from another person, as well as ...

Google previewHuman Physiology (2013)

by R.F. Schmidt, G. Thews

Point visual acuity is the reciprocal of the distance (in minutes of arc) by which two small points of light must be separated in order to be just detected as separate. Contour visual acuity is the reciprocal of the smallest interruption in a contour (in ...

Google previewPediatric Cataract Surgery (2005)

Techniques, Complications, and Management by M. Edward Wilson, Rupal H. Trivedi, Suresh K. Pandey

Visual acuity is the aspect of visual function most commonly assessed clinically and can be measured in infants and children using appropriate techniques. Acuity measurements obtained using different techniques may show considerable ...

Google previewTransportation in an Aging Society (2004)

A Decade of Experience, Technical Papers and Reports from a Conference, November 7-9, 1999, Bethesda, Maryland

The most common study involves an examination of the associations between visual acuity and driving performance: acuity is the most ubiquitous visual- screening test used by licensing agencies to determine driving fitness. Some of the most- ...

Google previewOphthalmic Literature (1916)

Such a visual acuity is a fixed and definite thing, for a fixed form of letter seen under definite conditions. It may T>e more than normal vision of one person, 'or less than the normal vision of another; or it may just equal the average visual acuity ...

Google previewUnderstanding Psychology with DSM-5 Update (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Visual acuity is a measure of the spatial resolution of the visual processing system. VA is tested by requiring the person whose vision is being tested to identify characters (like letters and numbers) on a chart from a set distance. An afterimage ...

Google previewDo Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know (2013)

by Stanley Coren

ISUAL ACUITY IS a measure of how small a visible detail can be and still be identified by a person. The most common way of testing vision is to use an eye chart (the kind you see in an optometrist's office that has the big ā€œEā€ in the top row ).

Google previewAssessment and Investigative Techniques (2005)

by Sandip Doshi, William Harvey (MCOptom.)

Visual acuity is a measurement of a patient's ability to resolve detail and usually involves directing a patient to identify targets at a set distance which are of ever- decreasing size and typically of high-contrast until they can no longer be identified ...

Google previewWealth Without a Job (2004)

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Freedom and Security Beyond the 9 to 5 Lifestyle by Phil Laut, Andy Fuehl

DEVELOP SENSORY ACUITY Developing sensory acuity means paying attention to what is going on around you. When challenges or obstacles surface, you must be in tune with your senses to determine your next course of action.

Google previewFunctional Ophthalmic Disorders (2014)

Ocular Malingering and Visual Hysteria by Robert Enzenauer, William Morris, Thomas O'Donnell, Jill Montrey

Abstract Decreased visual acuity is the most common complaint in functional ophthalmic problems. Although some tests for physiologic reflexes such as optokinetic nystagmus or preferential looking can be helpful, most tests depend upon the ...

Google previewCrucial Elements of Police Firearms Training (2007)

by Brian R. Johnson

Vision can be divided into static and dynamic visual acuity. Static visual acuity is the ability to see a non-moving fixed ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3U1I1T1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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