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Definition of Literate

Literate

  1. Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.
  2. One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders.
  3. A literary man.

Literate Quotations

Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don't fight science and they don't fight technology.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who are scientifically illiterate. That's a recipe for disaster. And I don't mean just whether a politician is scientifically literate, but people who vote politicians into office.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Likewise, there is no evidence that texting teaches people to spell badly: rather, research shows that those kids who text frequently are more likely to be the most literate and the best spellers, because you have to know how to manipulate language.
David Crystal

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
John Cheever

I understand that computers, which I once believed to be but a hermaphrodite typewriter-cum-filing cabinet, offer the cyber literate increased ability to communicate. I do not think this is altogether a bad thing, however it may appear on the surface.
David Mamet
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Literate Translations

literate in German is gebildet
literate in Spanish is instruido
literate in Swedish is bildad
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