acumen

  • 1 acumen — ⇒ACUMEN, subst. masc. A. BOTANIQUE : • 1. Acumen. C est ainsi qu on désigne parfois un petit prolongement qui termine certains organes foliacés. E. A. CARRIÈRE, Encyclopédie horticole, 1862, p. 7. Au fig. Acuité de l esprit, pénétration et… …

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  • 2 acumen — (del lat. «acūmen, ĭnis») m. Agudeza de la punta o corte de un utensilio o arma. ⊚ Intensidad de un dolor. ⊚ Perspicacia de la vista o el oído. * * * acumen. (Del lat. acūmen, ĭnis). m. desus. Agudeza, perspicacia, ingenio …

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  • 3 Acumen — may refer to:* Acumen Fund, a non profit global venture fund* Acumen Nation, an American rock music group …

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  • 4 acumen — UK US /ˈækjʊmən/ noun [U] ► skill in making correct decisions and judgments in business or in a particular area of business: »He is an astute man with sound business acumen. »commercial/financial/legal acumen …

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  • 5 Acumen — A*cu men, n. [L. acumen, fr. acuere to sharpen. Cf. {Acute}.] Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination. Selden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sharpness; sagacity; keenness; shrewdness; acuteness. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 acumen — (n.) 1530s, from L. acumen a point, sting, hence mental sharpness, shrewdness, from acuere to sharpen (see ACUITY (Cf. acuity)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 acumen — (Del lat. acūmen, ĭnis). m. desus. Agudeza, perspicacia, ingenio …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 acumen — I noun acuity, astuteness, caliber, cleverness, common sense, comprehension, discernment, discretion, discrimination, foresightedness, ingenuity, insight, intelligence, intuition, judgment, keenness, mental acuteness, mental capacity, perception …

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  • 9 acúmen — s. m. O mesmo que acume. • [Brasil] Plural: acúmenes ou acumens. • [Portugal] Plural: acúmenes …

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  • 10 acumen — penetration, *discernment, insight, perception, discrimination Analogous words: shrewdness, sagacity, perspicacity, astuteness (see corresponding adjectives at SHREWD): sharpness, keenness, acuteness (see corresponding adjectives at SHARP)… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 acumen — The 19c pronunciation as recorded in the OED was with the stress on the second syllable. This is still the dominant pronunciation in AmE, but in BrE stress on the first syllable is now standard …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 acumen — [n] ability to understand and reason acuity, acuteness, astuteness, awareness, brains, brilliance, cleverness, comprehension, cunning, discernment, discrimination, farsightedness, good taste, grasp, guile, ingenuity, insight, intellect,… …

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  • 13 acumen — ► NOUN ▪ the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions. ORIGIN Latin, sharpness, point …

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  • 14 acumen — [ə kyo͞o′mən, ak′yə mən] n. [L, a point, sting, mental acuteness < acuere, to sharpen < IE base * ak̑ : see ACID] keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; shrewdness …

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  • 15 acumen — n. 1) to demonstrate, display acumen 2) business; legal acumen 3) the acumen to + inf. (she had enough acumen to see through the scheme) * * * [ ækjʊmən] display acumen legal acumen business to demonstrate the acumen to + inf. (she had enough… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 acumen — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ business, commercial (BrE), financial, legal, political, technical VERB + ACUMEN …

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  • 17 acumen — [16] Acumen is a direct borrowing from Latin acūmen, which meant both literally ‘point’ and figuratively ‘sharpness’. It derived from the verb acuere ‘sharpen’, which was also the source of English acute. The original pronunciation of acumen in… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 acumen — [16] Acumen is a direct borrowing from Latin acūmen, which meant both literally ‘point’ and figuratively ‘sharpness’. It derived from the verb acuere ‘sharpen’, which was also the source of English acute. The original pronunciation of acumen in… …

    Word origins

  • 19 acumen — acuminous /euh kyooh meuh neuhs/, adj. /euh kyooh meuhn, ak yeuh /, n. keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters. [1525 35; < L acumen sharpness, equiv. to acu (s. of acuere to sharpen; see ACUTE) + men n. suffix] * * * …

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  • 20 acumen — ac|u|men [ˈækjumən, əˈkju:mən] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: point , from acuere; ACUTE] the ability to think quickly and make good judgments business/political/financial etc acumen ▪ The firm s success is largely due to Brannon s… …

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