• (adj): Able to read and write.
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Some articles on literate:

Puthucode - Demographics
... Data No.of household 4007 Total Population 20673, Male 10047, Female 10626 Literate 15125, Literate(Male) 7893, Literate(Female) 7232 ...
Literate Programming
... Literate programming is an approach to programming introduced by Donald Knuth as an alternative to the structured programming paradigm of the 1970s ... The literate programming paradigm, as conceived by Knuth, represents a move away from writing programs in the manner and order imposed by the computer, and instead enables ... Literate programs are written as an uninterrupted exposition of logic in an ordinary human language, much like the text of an essay, in which macros are included to hide abstractions and ...
Literate Environment
... A rich literate environment typically contains written materials (newspapers, books and posters), electronic and broadcast media (radios and TVs) and information ... Literate environments can be found in both public and private spheres, including home, school, workplace, local community and the nation as a whole ... Developing rich literate environments therefore includes language policies, book publishing, media, and access to information and reading materials ...
Literacy In The United States - Methodological Issues
... They also considered individuals literate if they simply stated that they could read and write, and made the assumption that anyone with a fifth grade ... forms would have obviously excluded many individuals who did not have a literate family member to fill out the form for them ...
Postliterate Society
... A postliterate society is different from a pre-literate one, as the latter has not yet created writing and communicates orally (oral literature and oral history, aided by art ... Most if not all people would be media literate, multimedia literate, visually literate, and transliterate ... in his 1987 book The Solitary Outlaw, had this to say about a post-literate society Literacy the ability to read and interpret the written word ...

More definitions of "literate":

  • (adj): Able to read and write.

Famous quotes containing the word literate:

    The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are resolutely strategic. The insurgent and the freak-out have broken off discourse with a cultural system which they despise as a cruel, antiquated fraud. They will not bandy words with it. Accept, even momentarily, the conventions of literate linguistic exchange, and you are caught in the net of the old values, of the grammars that can condescend or enslave.
    George Steiner (b. 1929)

    Would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of bar- room vernacular, that is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed but attentive.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    The cohort that made up the population boom is now grown up; many are in fact middle- aged. They are one reason for the enormous current interest in such topics as child rearing and families. The articulate and highly educated children of the baby boom form a huge, literate market for books on various issues in parenting and child rearing, and, as time goes on, adult development, divorce, midlife crisis, old age, and of course, death.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)