literacy test


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.

Nearby words

  1. litchi nut,
  2. lite,
  3. liter,
  4. literacy,
  5. literacy hour,
  6. literae humaniores,
  7. literal,
  8. literal-minded,
  9. literalism,
  10. literalist

Origin of literacy test

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019