Meaning of LITERACY in English

LITERACY

ˈlid.ərəsē, ˈlitərə-, ˈli.trə-, -si noun

( -es )

Etymology: literate (I) + -cy

1. : the quality or state of being literate

2. : an ability to read a short simple passage and answer questions about it

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.