Literacy vs Preliteracy - What's the difference?

literacy | preliteracy |


As nouns the difference between literacy and preliteracy

is that literacy is the ability to read while preliteracy is the period before literacy, when a person or culture has not yet learned to read and write.

literacy

English

Noun

(literacies)
  • the ability to read
  • understanding of something (ex. computer literacy)
  • Antonyms

    * illiteracy

    Derived terms

    * numeracy

    preliteracy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The period before literacy, when a person or culture has not yet learned to read and write.