Definition of 'literate'
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The hand was elegant, clearly that of someone educated and literate. THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY (2002)Apparently, in order to be computer literate, you didn't have to be human literate. MISS MELVILLE REGRETS (2002)You are well-read, literate; more so than some of my friends. A MEANS TO EVIL (2002)
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Translations for 'literate'
British English: literate ADJECTIVE
Someone who is literate is able to read and write.
Over one-quarter of the adult population are not fully literate.
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