graphicacy

noun
graph·​i·​ca·​cy | \ ˈgra-fə-kə-sē How to pronounce graphicacy (audio) \

Definition of graphicacy

: the ability to understand, use, or generate graphic images (such as maps and diagrams)

First Known Use of graphicacy

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for graphicacy

graphic + -acy (as in literacy)

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“Graphicacy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graphicacy. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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