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Dictionary Definition

acumen

Noun

1 a tapering point
2 shrewdness shown by keen insight [syn: insightfulness]

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English

Etymology

acumen, sharp point

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /ˈæk.jə.mən/. Obsolete /ə.kjuˈmən/

Noun

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

Quotations

Latin

Noun

acumen (genitive acuminis'')
  1. a sharpened point

Extensive Definition

Acumen may refer to:
Acumen: Shrewdness shown by keen insight!

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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