innumeracy


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in·nu·mer·ate

 (ĭ-no͞o′mər-ĭt, ĭ-nyo͞o′-)
adj.
Unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods.
n.
A person who is unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods.

in·nu′mer·a·cy n.
Translations

innumeracy

nNicht-Rechnen-Können nt
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