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Definition of "literacy" []

  • The condition or quality of being literate, especially the ability to read and write. See Usage Note at literate. (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being knowledgeable in a particular subject or field: cultural literacy; biblical literacy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "literacy" in a sentence
  • "Literacy (definition): Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, literacy is \ "the quality or state of being literate" The term literate has (at least) two definitions: 1) able to read and write 2) Versed in literature or creative writing, having knowledge or competence in a specific field "" visual literacy\ "-" the ability to recognize and understand ideas conveyed through visible actions and images (as pictures) ""
  • "Stein, a 10-year teaching veteran who holds National Board Certification in literacy, is a member of the Teacher Leaders Network."
  • "Although the term literacy is usually linked with only English or language art classes, soon Grande Yellowhead teachers in all disciplines will be pushing the power of reading."