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Meaning of literacy

lit•er•a•cy

Pronunciation: (lit'ur-u-sē), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or state of being literate, esp. the ability to read and write.
  2. possession of education: to question someone's literacy.
  3. a person's knowledge of a particular subject or field: to acquire computer literacy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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