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ILLITERACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does illiteracy mean? 

ILLITERACY (noun)
  The noun ILLITERACY has 2 senses:

1. ignorance resulting from not reading
2. an inability to read

  Familiarity information: ILLITERACY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ILLITERACY (noun)


Sense 1illiteracy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ignorance resulting from not reading

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

ignorance (the lack of knowledge or education)


Sense 2illiteracy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inability to read

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

analphabetism; illiteracy

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

inability (lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something)

Antonym:

literacy (the ability to read and write)


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