英 ['ækjʊmən; ə'kjuːmən]
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
acumen 敏锐，聪明 “阿Q们非常聪明”
- acumen:  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 English was /ə_kjūmen/, with the stress on the second syllable, very much on the pattern of the Latin original; it is only relatively recently that a pronunciation with the stress on the first syllable has become general.
- acumen (n.)
- 1530s, from Latin acumen "a point, sting," hence "mental sharpness, shrewdness," from acuere "to sharpen" (see acuity).
- 1. He lacked the judgment and political acumen for the post of chairman.
- 2. She has considerable business acumen.
- 3. His business acumen has made him very successful.
- 4. He had demonstrated considerable business acumen.
- 5. Financial acumen , the accuracy of banks'advices and the quality of services make banks'profitability ~.
- 金融敏感度(acumen) 、 银行提供建议的正确性和优质服务,使银行获利成为可能.
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