literacy

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noun lit·er·a·cy \ˈli-t(ə-)rə-sē\

Definition of literacy

  1. :  the quality or state of being literate a program to promote adult literacy

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.

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1880

First Known Use of literacy

1880


LITERACY Defined for English Language Learners

literacy

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Definition of literacy for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to read and write

  • : knowledge that relates to a specified subject



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