how to pronounce acumen


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acumen is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of acumen in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the bravery the acumen the commitment …”

meanings of acumen


  1. A bony, often sharp, protuberance, especially that of the ischium.
  2. A sharp, tapering point extending from a plant.
  3. Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.

acumen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word acumen occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics acumen can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that acumen can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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