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literate

adjective  us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər·ət/
able to read and write: The man was barely literate and took a long time to write his name. Literate also means having a good education or showing it in your writing: He wrote a literate, colorful column and reviewed plays. Literate also means having a basic skill or knowledge of a subject: They wanted to make sure their child was computer literate.
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