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literacy

noun [U]
 
 
/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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