literate

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From Latin litteratus.

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literate (comparative more literate, superlative most literate)

  1. Able to read and write; having literacy.
  2. Knowledgeable in literature, writing; literary; well-read.
  3. Which is used in writing (of a language or dialect).
    • 2005, Nicholas Ostler, Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Harper:
      The Mongol emperor Kublai Khan even commissioned an alphabetic script for his empire, to be used officially for all its literate languages, Mongolian, Chinese, Turkic and Persian.

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literate (plural literates)

  1. A person who is able to read and write

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

literāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of literātus