Definitions for illiteracyɪˈlɪt ər ə si

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. illiteracy(noun)

    ignorance resulting from not reading

  2. illiteracy, analphabetism(noun)

    an inability to read

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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