Acumen meaning

ăkyə-mən, ə-kyo͝o-
Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.
noun
18
2
The definition of acumen is the ability to quickly and accurately understand and deal with a situation or choice.

A person with common sense is an example of someone with acumen.

noun
11
3
Keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; shrewdness.
noun
5
2
Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.
noun
3
2
Advertisement

Origin of acumen

  • Latin acūmen from acuere to sharpen from acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acūmen (“sharp point”).

    From Wiktionary