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acuity

noun [U] uk   /əˈkjuː.ə.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ formal
the ability to hear, see, or think accurately and clearly: Tiredness also affects visual acuity. He was a man of great political acuity.
Translations of “acuity”
in Chinese (Traditional) (聽力、視力、思維等的)靈敏度,敏銳…
in Chinese (Simplified) (听力、视力、思维等的)灵敏度,敏锐…
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