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lit·er·a·cy

 (lĭt′ər-ə-sē)
n.
1. The condition or quality of being literate, especially the ability to read and write. See Usage Note at literate.
2. The condition or quality of being knowledgeable in a particular subject or field: cultural literacy; biblical literacy.
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literacy

(ˈlɪtərəsɪ)
n
1. the ability to read and write
2. the ability to use language proficiently
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lit•er•a•cy

(ˈlɪt ər ə si)

n.
1. the quality or state of being literate, esp. the ability to read and write.
2. a person's knowledge of a particular subject or field: to acquire computer literacy.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.literacy - the ability to read and writeliteracy - the ability to read and write  
acquirement, skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
analphabetism, illiteracy - an inability to read
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literacy

noun education, learning, knowledge, scholarship, cultivation, proficiency, articulacy, ability to read and write, articulateness Many of them have some problems with literacy and numeracy.
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Translations
مَعْرِفَة القِراءَه والكِتابَه
gramotnost
det at kunne læse og skrive
BildungFähigkeitKenntnisseLese- und Schreibfähigkeit
lukutaito
littératielittérismealphabétisationalphabétismelettrure
pismenost
írni-olvasni tudás
lestrar- og skriftarkunnátta
gramotnosť
pismenost
okur yazarlık

literacy

[ˈlɪtərəsɪ]
A. Nalfabetismo m, capacidad f de leer y escribir
literacy is low in Burkina Fasoel grado de alfabetización es bajo en Burkina Faso
B. CPD literacy campaign Ncampaña f de alfabetización
literacy project, literacy scheme Nprograma m de alfabetización
literacy test Nprueba f básica de lectura y escritura
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literacy

[ˈlɪtərəsi]
n
basic literacy and numeracy → des notions élémentaires de lecture, d'écriture et de calcul
people who have problems with literacy and numeracy → les personnes qui ont des difficultés pour lire, écrire et compter
modif [skills] → en lecture et écriture; [rate, strategy, program] → d'alphabétisation literacy hourliteracy hour nheure f consacrée à la lecture et à l'écriture
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literacy

nFähigkeit flesen und schreiben zu können; many adults have problems with literacyviele Erwachsene haben Probleme mit dem Lesen und Schreiben; literacy campaignKampagne fgegen das Analphabetentum, Alphabetisierungskampagne f; the literacy rate in this region is only 30%die Analphabetenquote in dieser Region beträgt 70%; literacy is high heredie Analphabetenquote hier ist niedrig; literacy testLese- und Schreibtest m
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literacy

[ˈlɪtrəsɪ] nil saper leggere e scrivere
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literate

(ˈlitərət) adjective
1. able to read and write.
2. clever and having read a great deal.
ˈliteracy noun
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Chairman NCHD informed him about the interventions of NCHD carried out for enhancing literacy rate of the country.
IN today's globalised world, no country can attain an acceptable level of excellence without a high literacy rate, and Pakistan unfortunately has a lowly 60 per cent literacy rate.
The literacy rate in Pakistan is on a downhill path.
The literacy rate ranges from 87% in Islamabad to 20% in the Kohlu District.
The Labour Force Survey of 2017-18 also showed marginal increase in literacy rate, largely because of people who did not get formal education.
Talking to reporter, she said that there is need to increase the literacy rate for women with disabilities so that they can play their due role for development of the country.
In an interview with a private news channel, he said provision of quality education, enhanced in literacy rate with skill development and bringing back dropout children to schools were the priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's unemployment rate slightly went down while the literacy rate improved during the previous fiscal year 2017-18.
Federal Minister for education and professional training Shafqat Mahmood had told the Senate in his written reply last month that the national literacy rate had dropped from 60 to 58 percent in the span of two years.
The evident form of the multigenerational impact of low literacy rate has been the poor social and economic growth of the country.
Saudi Arabia has pledged to raise its literacy rate from 94.4 percent to 100 percent in the near future.

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