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acumen

noun [U] uk   /ˈæk.jʊ.mən/ us    /əˈkjuː.mən/ formal
skill in making correct decisions and judgments in a particular subject, such as business or politics: She has considerable business/financial acumen.
Translations of “acumen”
in Spanish Perspicacia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敏銳, 精明…
in Russian прозорливость…
in Turkish yerinde ve doğru karar verebilme yeteneği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 敏锐, 精明…
in Polish dar, wyczucie…
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