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literacy

noun lit·er·a·cy \ˈli-t(ə-)rə-sē\

: the ability to read and write

: knowledge that relates to a specified subject

Full Definition of LITERACY

:  the quality or state of being literate
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Examples of LITERACY

  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.

First Known Use of LITERACY

1883

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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