Friday, 24 February 2012

Entry: acutance (n.)

In context: "Troeltsch pretends to shuffle cards.  'Next item.  Next like flash-card.  Define acutanceAnybody?"

Definition:   The sharpness of a photographic or printed image; a numerical measure of this.

Other: A nice meta-ish entry/usage for today.  

If you ever make an inappropriate comment about an attractive person walking past you, you can now always say, "I said acutance!"

SNOOT score: 2

Page: 96
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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