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From literate + -cy.

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literacy (countable and uncountable, plural literacies)

  1. The ability to read and write.
  2. (by extension) The ability to understand and evaluate something.
    media literacy
    • 2023 June 9, Tory Shepherd, “Can pornography be healthy? If it follows six rules, perhaps”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      Prof Alan McKee, who led the project, argues that young adults should be taught “porn literacy” to help them “read porn well” and look for healthy and ethical depictions of sex.

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