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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: litteratus, from littera; LETTER1

literate

adjective
     
lit‧e‧rate
1 able to read and write [≠ illiterate; ↪ numerate]
2TD

computer literate/musically literate etc

TD able to use computers, understand and play music etc
3 well educated

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