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 Dictionary entry overview: What does illiteracy mean? 

  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 


Sense 1illiteracy [BACK TO TOP]


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]


An inability to read

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


analphabetism; illiteracy

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

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


literacy (the ability to read and write)

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