Definition of graphicacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrafɪkəsi/


[mass noun]
The ability to understand and use a map or graph.
Example sentences
  • To understand the complexities of graphical displays, students need a sound understanding of graphicacy and support from the textbooks available to them to develop that understanding.
  • Just as literacy is a right for all, so too is graphicacy. Literacy and graphicacy should be linked.
  • Children of today inhabit a multi-dimensional world and in order to communicate effectively in it they need the ability to utilise four forms of communication namely, oracy, literacy, numeracy and graphicacy.


1960s: from graphic, on the pattern of literacy and numeracy.

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