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Literacy   /lˈɪtərəsi/   Listen
Literacy

noun
1.
The ability to read and write.






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"Literacy" Quotes from Famous Books



... The literacy test and the tests and restrictions which accompany it constitute an even more radical change in the policy of the Nation. Hitherto we have generously kept our doors open to all who were not unfitted by reason of disease or incapacity for self-support or such personal records ...
— President Wilson's Addresses • Woodrow Wilson

... about any right of review being reserved by the union in such cases. Only in cases of disciplinary dismissal, which this is not. I take the position that certain minimum standards of intelligence and mental stability are essentials in this sort of work, just as, say, certain minimum standards of literacy ...
— Day of the Moron • Henry Beam Piper

... the Los Angeles City Teachers Club to Create an Educational Fund to Be Used in Part for the Literacy Campaign of The California Federation of ...
— The Girl and the Kingdom - Learning to Teach • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... slowness in widening the suffrage and the opportunity to hold public office. In this respect the Constitution of 1902 perpetuated the restrictive system which had prevailed since 1875 by retaining the capitation tax and the requirements of literacy and/or the ability to explain any ...
— The Fairfax County Courthouse • Ross D. Netherton

... Communicants The difficulty of appreciating the meaning of this proportion It must be checked by (a) the proportion of unpaid voluntary workers (b) The standard of wealth (3) The contribution to missionary work in labour and money (4) The literacy of the Christian constituency The importance of widespread knowledge of the Bible The importance of Christians having a wider knowledge than their ...
— Missionary Survey As An Aid To Intelligent Co-Operation In Foreign Missions • Roland Allen

... beg, and the Panda, who serve as priests of Devi, and beg carrying an image of the goddess in their hands. There is also a section of Muhammadan Bhats who serve as bards and genealogists for Muhammadan castes. Some Bhats, having the rare and needful qualification of literacy so that they can read the old Sanskrit medical works, have, like a number of Brahmans, taken to the practice of medicine and are ...
— The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume II • R. V. Russell



Words linked to "Literacy" :   acquirement, skill, illiterate, acquisition, illiteracy, accomplishment, attainment



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