- vernier acuity
- ver·ni·er acuity 'vər-nē-ər- n the aspect of visual acuity that involves the ability to detect the alignment or lack of alignment of the two parts of a broken line (as in reading a vernier scale) compare GRATING ACUITY, HYPERACUITY, STEREOACUITY
* * *displacement threshold.
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