acumen

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Acumen \A*cu"men\, noun [L. acumen, fr. acuere to sharpen. Cf. {Acute}.] Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination. --Selden.

Syn: Sharpness; sagacity; keenness; shrewdness; acuteness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

acumen

noun

1: a tapering point

2: shrewdness shown by keen insight [syn: {insightfulness}, {acumen}]


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