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functional literacy (s) (noun), functional literacies (pl)
The level of skill in reading and writing that an individual needs to cope with everyday life: Max, whose native language was German, achieved the standard of functional literacy in California after completing college and language tests in English, and could then apply for a position in the firm of his choice.
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