Literacy is the ability to read and write.
- When you can read, this is an example of literacy.
- When you are familiar with math, this is an example of literacy in mathematics.
Literacy is defined as being able to read and write, or to having knowledge about a specific subject.
the state or quality of being literate; specif.,
- ability to read and write
- knowledgeability or capability (in a specified field): computer literacy
- The condition or quality of being literate, especially the ability to read and write. See Usage Note at literate.
- The condition or quality of being knowledgeable in a particular subject or field: cultural literacy; biblical literacy.
From literate + -cy.