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noun lit·er·a·cy \ˈli-t(ə-)rə-sē\

Simple Definition of literacy

  • : the ability to read and write

  • : knowledge that relates to a specified subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of literacy

  1. :  the quality or state of being literate

Examples of literacy in a sentence

  1. The program is intended to promote adult literacy among people who have had very little schooling.

  2. Their goal is to achieve basic literacy.



1883

First Known Use of literacy

1883



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