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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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literacylit‧e‧ra‧cy /ˈlɪtərəsi/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  SSthe state of being able to read and write opp illiteracynumeracy a new adult literacy campaign computer-literate
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literacyLiteracy levels amongst girls very quickly overtook those of boys.Those activities could include attending a literacy program, doing volunteer work, or attending parenting classes.special classes in basic skills such as literacy and numeracyBut literacy and the written word do have a part to play.There is, however, considerable concern amongst employers about basic skills including literacy and numeracy.There has not been any demonstration of a necessary correlation between the incidence of claims to objectivity and the development of literacy.Questions of literacy, in Socrates' belief, must at length be judged as matters of morality.Others were with the resource specialist working on literacy materials geared specifically to their varying reading levels.The program is designed to promote literacy in the community.He proposed a technology literacy program to integrate computers into classrooms.Even less has there been evidence of any real correlation of objectivity itself with literacy practice.
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