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.
In Massachusetts the percentage of white illiteracy is eight-tenths of one per cent, while in South Carolina it is thirteen and six-tenths per cent; also in South Carolina there is a property qualification for voters--and for these and other reasons child labor is the rule, and so the cotton mills were driving those of Massachusetts out of the business.
The same decree stipulated formation of committees for the eradication of illiteracy at the localities, administrative units and quarters in North Darfur State, which are headed by the commissioners of localities, the directors of administrative units and chairmen of the people's committees, respectively.
The project has one clear goal: to raise awareness of and tackle the global problem of illiteracy, which affects one in ten people alive today and costs the world $1.
Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi has affirmed that the ministry made remarkable efforts to eradicate illiteracy in the Kingdom of Bahrain and disseminate education among all groups, including the elderly and drop-outs from education due to various reasons.
RAMALLAH, September 8, 2015 (WAFA) - Illiteracy rates among people aged 15 years and above in the Palestinian Territory declined from 13.
It is heartening to note that the illiteracy rate in the Kingdom has dropped to 3.
KUWAIT, Sept 7 (KUNA) -- In its celebration of the International Literacy Day on September eighth, Kuwait reiterated its stance to further bring down illiteracy rates in the country.
TUNIS (TAP) - The recent general population census revealed that the rate of illiteracy in Tunisia decreased from 23.
The agency compares and contrasts illiteracy rates in the country between 2006 and 2013, concluding that illiteracy rates among individuals above the age of 10 decreased by a rate of 3.
The ministry faces several problems in terms of illiteracy eradication, such as a lack of awareness about the importance of education among fathers; traditions and customs that hold back females from education; and a shortage in the budget to accelerate the illiteracy eradication process," added Al-Saberi.
Meanwhile, Charlamagne Tha God feels bad about releasing the Floyd video as he didn't realise adult illiteracy was quite so prevalent.