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English definition of “literacy”

literacy

noun [U]     /ˈlɪt.ər.ə.si/ US  /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ-/
C1 the ability to read and write: Far more resources are needed to improve adult literacy.Reading knowledge of a particular subject , or a particular type of knowledge : Computer literacy is becoming as essential as the ability to drive a car .Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of literacy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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