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Meaning of ILLITERACY

Pronunciation:  i'liturusee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an inability to read
  2. [n]  ignorance resulting from not reading
 

ILLITERACY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: literacy
 
 See Also: ignorance, inability

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Il*lit"er*a*cy\, n.; pl. {Illiteracies}. [From
{Illiterate}.]
1. 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. An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.

         The many blunders and illiteracies of the first
         publishers of his [Shakespeare's] works. --Pope.

 

 

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