Definition of Literacy

1. Noun. The ability to read and write.

Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Acquirement, Acquisition, Attainment, Skill
Attributes: Illiterate
Antonyms: Illiteracy



Definition of Literacy

1. n. State of being literate.

Definition of Literacy

1. Noun. the ability to read ¹

2. Noun. understanding of something (ex. computer literacy) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Literacy

1. the ability to read and write [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Literacy

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Literary usage of Literacy

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1. Education Indicators: An International Perspective by Nancy Matheson, Laura H. Salganik, Richard P. Phelps, Marianne Perie (1997)
"In 1994, compared with most of the countries assessed, the United States had a greater concentration of adults at the lowest levels of literacy across the ..."

2. Measuring Student Knowledge and Skills: A New Framework for Assessment by Andreas Schleicher (1999)
"Since comparatively few young adults in our societies have no literacy skills, ... Definition of the domain Definitions of reading and reading literacy have ..."

3. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"literacy IN THE MASSACHUSETT COMMUNITIES The Massachusett documents provide direct evidence in two significant areas, native-language literacy and language ..."

4. Silencing a People: The Destruction of Civil Society in Haiti by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.), National Coalition for Haitian Refugees (1993)
"literacy campaigns have long been controversial in Haiti because the military and its ... literacy programs are almost always conducted in Creole, ..."

5. Canada by Publi Oecd Published by Oecd Publishing (2005)
"The federal government is supporting a variety of initiatives, notably the National literacy Secretariat and the Essential Skills and Workplace literacy ..."

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