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ANALPHABETIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does analphabetic mean? 

ANALPHABETIC (noun)
  The noun ANALPHABETIC has 1 sense:

1. an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet

  Familiarity information: ANALPHABETIC used as a noun is very rare.


ANALPHABETIC (adjective)
  The adjective ANALPHABETIC has 3 senses:

1. relating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic
2. not alphabetic
3. having little acquaintance with writing

  Familiarity information: ANALPHABETIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANALPHABETIC (noun)


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Meaning:

An illiterate person who does not know the alphabet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

analphabet; analphabetic

Hypernyms ("analphabetic" is a kind of...):

illiterate; illiterate person; nonreader (a person unable to read)


ANALPHABETIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Antonym:

alphabetic (relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet)

Pertainym:

alphabet (a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language)


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Meaning:

Not alphabetic

Context examples:

an analphabetic arrangement of letters / Jesperson's system of phonetic transcription is analphabetic

Antonym:

alphabetic (arranged in order according to the alphabet)


Sense 3analphabetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having little acquaintance with writing

Synonyms:

unlettered; analphabetic

Context example:

special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society

Similar:

illiterate (not able to read or write)


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