(in England and Wales) a daily reading and writing lesson that was introduced into the national primary school curriculum in 1998 to raise standards of literacy
noun 1. an examination to determine whether a person meets the literacy requirements for voting, serving in the armed forces, etc.; a test of one’s ability to read and write.
- Literae humaniores
/ˈlɪtəˌriː hjuːˌmænɪˈɔːriːz/ noun 1. (at Oxford University) the faculty concerned with Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and philosophy; classics
[lit-er-uh l] /ˈlɪt ər əl/ adjective 1. in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical: the literal meaning of a word. 2. following the words of the original very closely and exactly: a literal translation of Goethe. 3. true to fact; not exaggerated; […]
[lit-er-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈlɪt ər əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. adherence to the exact letter or the sense, as in translation or interpretation: to interpret the law with uncompromising literalism. 2. a peculiarity of expression resulting from this: The work is studded with these obtuse literalisms. 3. exact representation or portrayal, without idealization, as in art or […]