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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
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