illiteracy


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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
References in classic literature ?
He was so handicapped by illiteracy and by his trusting disposition that he would be an easy prey to sharpers.
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Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi inaugurated the World Literacy Day celebrations in the presence of 8 million illiteracy across Afghanistan and civil society, voluntary activists to eliminate illiteracy with the Ministry of Education , Cooperating institutions and institutions and the general public emphasized the cooperation of all.
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said rampant tax evasion is resulting in poverty, unemployment and illiteracy in the country.
Islamabad -- President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said rampant tax evasion is resulting in poverty, unemployment and illiteracy in the country.
It is the main cause of illiteracy across the world.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, while making the presentation of more learning materials at the centre, said the Federal Government was determined to reduce illiteracy in the country through the establishment of the literacy centres across the country.
Meanwhile, the other members of party including Jan Mohammad Buledhi and other while addressing in the ceremony said, Balochistan is suffering from the illnesses including illiteracy, poverty and extremism.
This is the step forward towards the major goal of overcoming the wide-gap of illiteracy in the country, said Dean Education, Dr.
Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan with the dawn of a new year on Tuesday resolved to battle poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption in the country in 2019.