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acumen (noun) the ability to grasp things well and quickly; the ability to judge things quickly and correctly.

A person's thorough knowledge and expertise especially in their profession or career is their acumen. A lawyer, who is very good at law and is clever, has legal acumen. A doctor with a keen understanding of medicine and is good at diagnosis and treatment has medical acumen.

  • Her managerial acumen was soon known as the company was on the road to prosperity within months of her taking over.
  • The legal acumen of the company's lawyer has seen it through vexatious litigations it had been involved over the years.
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