analphabetism


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analphabetism

(ænˈælfəˌbɛtɪzəm)
n
formal the inability to read and write, illiteracy
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Noun1.analphabetism - an inability to read
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
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This difficult situation was reflected then in the impoverishment of peasants, the living standards being quite low, especially, but not as a rule, in the South part of Italy, in the life-spam which was reduced to 35, in analphabetism, in the hard working conditions for workers.
Otherwise, the scientific culture of the population will very soon reach levels of scientific analphabetism. Its consequences at the medium and long range will be a larger deficit of high level professionals and technicians, and a more pronounced backwardness with respect to other countries, with an even smaller possibility of closing the existing gap between advanced societies and ours.