Pronunciation: (lit'ur-u-sē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/literacy.html on line 75 [key]
1. the quality or state of being literate, esp. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.