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"literate" in British English

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literateadjective

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

"literate" in American English

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literateadjective

 us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər·ət/
able to ​read and write: The man was ​barely literate and took a ​longtime to write his ​name.
Literate also ​means having a good ​education or ​showing it in ​your writing: He ​wrote a literate, ​colorfulcolumn and ​reviewedplays.
Literate also ​means having a ​basicskill or ​knowledge of a ​subject: They ​wanted to make ​suretheirchild was ​computer literate.
(Definition of literate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"literate" in Business English

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literateadjective

uk   us   /ˈlɪtərət/
able to read and write: a literate ​workforce barely/​highly literate The ​toppriority must be ensuring young ​people are literate, ​numerate, and ​ready for ​work.
having ​knowledge of a particular ​subject, or a particular ​type of ​knowledge: computer/IT literate Candidates for this ​appointment should be ​computer literate. financially/​technically/​technologically literate
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