literately

literate

[lit-er-it]
adjective
1.
able to read and write.
2.
having or showing knowledge of literature, writing, etc.; literary; well-read.
3.
characterized by skill, lucidity, polish, or the like: His writing is literate but cold and clinical.
4.
having knowledge or skill in a specified field: literate in computer usage.
5.
having an education; educated.
noun
6.
a person who can read and write.
7.
a learned person.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin līterātus, litterātus learned, scholarly. See letter, -ate1

literately, adverb
antiliterate, adjective, noun
antiliterately, adverb
unliterate, adjective


3, 5. well-informed, knowledgeable.
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literate (ˈlɪtərɪt)
 
adj
1.  able to read and write
2.  educated; learned
3.  Compare numerate used to words rather than numbers as a means of expression
 
n
4.  a literate person
 
[C15: from Latin litterātus learned. See letter]
 
'literately
 
adv

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literate
early 15c., from L. lit(t)eratus "educated, learned," lit. "one who knows the letters," formed in imitation of Gk. grammatikos from L. lit(t)era "letter."
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