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noun (illiterac, ies, -)
  1. (uncountable) The inability to read.
Illiteracy is widespread in certain areas of the country.
  1. (uncountable) The portion of a population unable to read, generally given as a percentage.
  2. (countable) A word, phrase or grammatical turn thought to be characteristic of an illiterate person.
Translations: 
  • German: Analphabetismus
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: analfabetismo
Etymology: From the Latin litteratus


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