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Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Attitude Control Unit
Contemporary Examples

To be sure, sources have told me that the acu was trying to get him to speak.
CPAC First Impressions Noah Kristula-Green February 8, 2012

As its website explains, “acu defines conservatism” (emphasis in original).
Heresy Hunters Rule CPAC, and GOProud, Chris Christie Need Not Apply Michael Moynihan March 12, 2013

It appears to have been district health officers for the acu who first identified the polio symptoms in several children.
A Dread Disease Spreads in Syria Christopher Dickey October 29, 2013

Historical Examples

That acute means sharp is plainer to a child who knows that acu is the Latin for needle.
Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. Elizabeth P. Peabody

You have touched it sharply; acu means sharpness as well as the point of a needle.
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli

The Plumarii mentioned by Pliny were craftsmen in the art of acu pingere, or painting with the needle.
Needlework As Art Marian Alford

Cicero’s joke on a senator who was the son of a tailor: “Thou hast touched the thing sharply” (or with a needle, acu).
The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton


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    sharpened; pointed.

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  • Acuities

    sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. noun keenness or acuteness, esp in vision or thought the capacity of the eye to see fine detail, measured by determining the finest detail that can just be detected n. early 15c., from Middle French acuité (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin acuitatem (nominative acuitas) “sharpness,” […]

  • Acuity

    sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. Contemporary Examples His remarkable memory has lost its acuity, and he tires easily. Nelson Mandela Recovering in South Africa After Brief Hospital Scare Charlene Smith February 26, 2012 The unblinking electronic eye was an extension of his own reflexes and acuity—when the red light went on, […]

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