What does literacy mean?

Definitions for literacy
ˈlɪt ər ə silit·er·a·cy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word literacy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. literacy(noun)

    the ability to read and write

Wiktionary

  1. literacy(Noun)

    the ability to read

    Etymology: From literate + -cy

  2. literacy(Noun)

    understanding of something (ex. computer literacy)

    Etymology: From literate + -cy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Literacy(noun)

    state of being literate

Freebase

  1. Literacy

    Literacy is the ability to read and write one's own name and further for knowledge and interest, write coherently, and think critically about the written word. The inability to do so is called illiteracy or analphabetism. Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand all forms of communication, be it body language, pictures, maps, or 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 and demand. The primary sense of literacy still represents the lifelong, intellectual process of gaining meaning from a critical interpretation of the written or printed text. Key to all literacy is reading development, a progression of skills that begins with the ability to understand spoken words and decode written words, and culminates in the deep understanding of text. Reading development involves a range of complex language underpinnings including awareness of speech sounds, spelling patterns, word meaning, grammar and patterns of word formation, all of which provide a necessary platform for reading fluency and comprehension. Once these skills are acquired the reader can attain full language literacy, which includes the abilities to approach printed material with critical analysis, inference and synthesis; to write with accuracy and coherence; and to use information and insights from text as the basis for informed decisions and creative thought.

How to pronounce literacy?

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How to say literacy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of literacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of literacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of literacy in a Sentence

  1. WhatsApp:

    As a starting point, we will soon publish new educational materials around misinformation and conduct our news literacy workshops.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    And, then, the old man preached about the daily indignities of the old south— insulting stereotypes and caricatures that portrayed us as buffoons, butlers, and beasts; lies about our morality and worth, some told by preachers who said we had no souls, that we wore the Curse of Ham; backbreaking toil, often forced by law, the fruit of our labor on another man’s plate; poverty that warped, crippled, and everywhere premature death; our voices silenced by poll taxes and literacy tests; schooling in raggedy shacks with tattered books because education would spoil us for work in the fields; cuffed, chained, and caged, for crimes both real and imagined; our soldiers killed in their uniforms, their medals stripped; our businesses, churches, schools, and homes burned to the ground when we progressed too much; our women and children raped; everywhere the barbarism of color discrimination followed us, enveloped us, and when all else failed, there were sadistic cowards with ropes and pyres to kill us, kill our bodies, to try and end us. But, we did not end.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    There were a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate. Joe Biden `` Everyone formed the literacy brigade.

  4. Philip Haglund:

    Cash was the best way to teach financial literacy because it's so tangible and so easy to grasp, now money is being transferred through some kind of cyberspace, which is really abstract and hard for anyone to understand.

  5. Irina Bokova:

    Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment.

Images & Illustrations of literacy

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