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Definition of "acumen" [a•cu•men]

  • Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acumen" in a sentence
  • "This specimen of legal acumen is front and center in the Cartel ` s jihad, having appeared for Viacom when it sued YouTube, for the RIAA against Jammie Thomas, single mother."
  • "As before, Cole's military acumen is almost flawless, except for one hard-to-believe casualty that Cole's demonstrated savvy seems sure to have avoided."
  • "That business acumen is particularly important these days as Volcom has been hit hard by the drop in consumer spending."