Definitions for illiteracyɪˈlɪt ər ə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illiteracy(noun)

    ignorance resulting from not reading

  2. illiteracy, analphabetism(noun)

    an inability to read

Wiktionary

  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.]

Numerology

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush:

    Our problems are still so big in illiteracy that it doesn't matter what your last name is.

  2. John Saul:

    Ideology is a form of illiteracy. Those addicted to it are unable to understand anything other than what fits their pattern.

  3. Bishnupada Sethi:

    Odisha has seen calamities like cyclones and floods 77 times over the last 100 years. The fishing community, particularly those living on the coast, bear the burnt and are always the worst affected, their miseries multiply due to poor shelter, illiteracy, poverty and, above all, a lack of access to information.

  4. Bishnupada Sethi:

    Odisha has seen calamities like cyclones and floods 77 times over the last 100 years. The fishing community, particularly those living on the coast, bear the burned and are always the worst affected, their miseries multiply due to poor shelter, illiteracy, poverty and, above all, a lack of access to information.

  5. John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1958):

    People are the common denominator of progress. So... no improvement is possible with unimproved people, and advance is certain when people are liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of roads, railroads, power plants, mills, and the other familiar furniture of economic development.... But we are coming to realize... that there is a certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first.

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