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literate

adjective
 
 
/ˈlɪtərət/
able to read and write: a literate workforce barely/highly literate The top priority 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 →  Compare illiterate
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