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literate

(lit′ĕ-răt) [L. litteratus, marked with letters]
Being able to read and write, and to use written language as in understanding graphs, charts, tables, maps, symbols, and formulas. literacy (-ră-sē)

number literacy

The ability of patients to understand their lab values and make lifestyle adjustments accordingly.
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For Holquist, the text's debt to another text - or the overt sense of this text being created from other texts - is highlighted in many ways, for instance through the monster's literateness or, perhaps most obviously, through the mythical allusion in the book's title.