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Definition of Literacy

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ability to read and write; education; familiarity with a particular subject or field
Literacy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
State of being literate.
  
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literacy
\lit"er*a*cy\ (l&ibreve;t"&etilde;r*&adot;*s&ybreve;), n. state of being literate.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the ability to read and write
(antonym) illiteracy, analphabetism
(hypernym) skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment
(attribute) literate
Literacy Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The ability of individuals to read and write.
Literacy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Literacy is the ability to read and write. The inability to do so is called illiteracy or analphabetism. Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand visual forms of communication such as body language, pictures, maps, and video. Evolving definitions of literacy often include all the symbol systems relevant to a particular community. Literacy encompasses a complex set of abilities to understand and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture for personal and community development. In a technological society, the concept of literacy is expanding to include the media and electronic text, in addition to alphabetic and number systems. These abilities vary in different social and cultural contexts according to need, demand and education.

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