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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sa·gac·i·ty /səˈgæsəti, sɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·gac·i·ty n.  The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
    Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell.   --Cowper.
    Natural sagacity improved by generous education.   --V. Knox.
 Syn: -- Penetration; shrewdness; judiciousness.
 Usage: Sagacity, Penetration. Penetration enables us to enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables one to guard against the designs of others, and to turn everything to the best possible advantage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: ability to make good judgments [syn: sagaciousness, judgment,
            judgement, discernment]
      2: the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and
         evaluating [syn: judiciousness, sagaciousness]