functional illiterate(redirected from Functional illiteracy)
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A person whose skills in reading and writing are insufficient for ordinary practical needs.
(Education) a person whose literacy is insufficient for most work and normal daily situations
functional illiteracy n
a person with some basic education who still falls short of a minimum standard of literacy or whose reading and writing skills are inadequate to everyday needs.
func′tional illit′eracy, n.
func′tionally illit′erate, adj.