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literacy

lit·er·a·cy

literacy

 
 
pronunciation:
lI t r si
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part of speech: noun
definition: the state of being able to read or write.
The literacy rate is very high in the United States and Canada.
Word Parts
The word literacy contains the following part:
lit, litera Latin root that means letter, reading