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