Literacy meaning

lĭtər-ə-sē
Literacy is defined as being able to read and write, or to having knowledge about a specific subject.

When you can read, this is an example of literacy.

When you are familiar with math, this is an example of literacy in mathematics.

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The state or quality of being literate.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Knowledgeability or capability (in a specified field)
    Computer literacy.
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The condition or quality of being knowledgeable in a particular subject or field.

Cultural literacy; biblical literacy.

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Understanding of something (ex. computer literacy)
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The condition or quality of being literate, especially the ability to read and write.
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The ability to read.
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Origin of literacy