Definition of “literacy” - English Dictionary

“literacy” in British English

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(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 /ˈlɪtərəsi/ us

the ability to read and write:

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:

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)