antiliteracy

literacy

[lit-er-uh-see]
noun
1.
the quality or state of being literate, especially the ability to read and write.
2.
possession of education: to question someone's literacy.
3.
a person's knowledge of a particular subject or field: to acquire computer literacy.

Origin:
1880–85; liter(ate) + -acy

antiliteracy, adjective


2. learning, culture.
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literacy (ˈlɪtərəsɪ)
 
n
1.  the ability to read and write
2.  the ability to use language proficiently

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literacy
formed in English and first attested 1883 (see literate); illiteracy dates back to 1650s.
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