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"literacy" in British English

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literacynoun [U]

uk   /ˈlɪt.ər.ə.si/  us   /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ.ə.si/
(Definition of literacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"literacy" in American English

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literacynoun [U]

 us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər·ə·si/
the ability to read and write: She was actively involved in programs to increase adult literacy.
Literacy is also a basic skill or knowledge of a subject: computer literacy
(Definition of literacy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"literacy" in Business English

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literacynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈlɪtərəsi/
the ability to read and write: literacy levels/rates/skills At 62%, India's adult literacy rate is a reminder of the country's status as a developing nation. A new deal to improve literacy among the unemployed has been launched.
knowledge of a particular subject, or a particular type of knowledge: economic/financial literacy Tax cuts for the electronic filing of tax and VAT returns will also encourage computer literacy.
(Definition of literacy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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