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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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British Telecommunications and U.S.-based Coca-Cola, First, there was leadership universals that every executive and manager must practice as these are the new global literacies. The second defied conventional freedom--in the new, borderless economy, culture doesn't matter less it matters more.
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