numeracy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Portmanteau of "numerical literacy", coined in 1959 by the UK Committee on Education, presided over by Sir Geoffrey Crowther. [1]

Noun[edit]

numeracy (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being numerate; numerical skill

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fowler's Modern English Usage, R.W. Burchfield, ed.