What does illiteracy mean?

Definitions for illiteracyɪˈlɪt ər ə si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illiteracy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illiteracy(noun)

    ignorance resulting from not reading

  2. illiteracy, analphabetism(noun)

    an inability to read


  1. illiteracy(Noun)

    The inability to read.

    Illiteracy is widespread in certain areas of the country.

  2. illiteracy(Noun)

    The portion of a population unable to read, generally given as a percentage.

  3. illiteracy(Noun)

    A word, phrase or grammatical turn thought to be characteristic of an illiterate person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illiteracy(noun)

    the state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census

  2. Illiteracy(noun)

    an instance of ignorance; a literary blunder

  3. Origin: [From Illiterate.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illiteracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illiteracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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