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

in·nu′mer·a·cy n.


(Education) having neither knowledge nor understanding of mathematics or science
(Education) an innumerate person
inˈnumeracy n


(ɪˈnu mər ɪt, ɪˈnyu-)

1. unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods; ignorant in mathematics; not numerate.
2. an innumerate person.
in•nu′mer•a•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.innumerate - lacking knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and methods
numerate - able to understand and use numbers


[ɪˈnjuːmərɪt] ADJincompetente en el cálculo aritmético


adj to be innumeratenicht rechnen können
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