analphabetism


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analphabetism

(ænˈælfəˌbɛtɪzəm)
n
formal the inability to read and write, illiteracy
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Noun1.analphabetism - an inability to read
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
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This difficult situation was reflected then in the impoverishment of peasants, the living standards being quite low, especially, but not as a rule, in the South part of Italy, in the life-spam which was reduced to 35, in analphabetism, in the hard working conditions for workers.
Otherwise, the scientific culture of the population will very soon reach levels of scientific analphabetism.
The Mexican escuelas, however, also intended to educate the poorest branches of society and to use artistic education in order to compensate analphabetism, but a different system was employed.