illiteracy


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il·lit·er·a·cy

 (ĭ-lĭt′ər-ə-sē)
n. pl. il·lit·er·a·cies
1. The condition of being unable to read and write.
2. An error, as in writing or speech, made by or thought to be characteristic of one who is illiterate. See Usage Note at literate.
3. The condition or quality of being ignorant or unknowledgeable in a particular subject or field: cultural illiteracy; scientific illiteracy.

il•lit•er•a•cy

(ɪˈlɪt ər ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the inability to read and write.
2. the state of being illiterate.
3. an error in writing or speaking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illiteracy - ignorance resulting from not reading
ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
2.illiteracy - an inability to read
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
literacy - the ability to read and write

illiteracy

noun lack of education, ignorance, benightedness, illiterateness The rise in illiteracy is one aspect of the crisis in education.

illiteracy

noun
The condition of being ignorant; lack of knowledge or learning:
Translations
أمِّــيَّه
negramotnost
analfabetisme
lukutaidottomuus
nepismenost
írástudatlanság
ólæsi
negramotnosť
nepismenost
analfabetism
cahillik

illiteracy

[ɪˈlɪtərəsɪ] Nanalfabetismo m

illiteracy

[ɪˈlɪtərəsi] nillettrisme m

illiteracy

nAnalphabetentum nt; illiteracy rateAnalphabetismus m

illiteracy

[ɪˈlɪtrəsɪ] nanalfabetismo

illiterate

(iˈlitərət) adjective
1. unable to read and write.
2. having little or no education.
ilˈliteracy noun

illiteracy

n analfabetismo
References in classic literature ?
He was so handicapped by illiteracy and by his trusting disposition that he would be an easy prey to sharpers.
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The amendment made the Right to Education justifiable, by insertion of Article 25-A, which obligates the state to provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of 5 to 16 years in such a manner as may be determined by law, it shows government of Sindh has been taking serious efforts by utilizing a huge budget and its all out efforts to eliminate illiteracy, but in spite of that Pakistan especially Sindh and particularly rural areas of Sindh could not get success in achieving desirable results in enrolling kids to government schools despite of distributing free books and giving other basic facilities.
In pursuance of this, the Government of Sindh has been making serious efforts by utilizing a huge budget to eliminate illiteracy.
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LAHORE -- Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that the government must allocate at least four per cent of GDP to education to eradicate illiteracy and for development of the country.