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illiterate (s) (noun), illiterates (pl)
1. Someone who is unable to read or write: Susan was an illiterate who did not know the alphabet, let alone competent enough to peruse the contents of a text.
2. Anyone who has or demonstrates having very little or no education: In some parts of the world there are many illiterates who have had little or no formal or proper schooling.
This entry is located in the following units: -ate (to do) (page 4) in-1 (page 1) liter- (page 1) Quotes: Illiteracy, Illiterate, Uneducated (page 1)
Word Entries containing the term: “illiterates
functional illiterate (s) (noun), functional illiterates (pl)
Someone whose reading and writing abilities are inadequately developed to meet everyday needs: A functional illiterate does not have the skill to manage daily living and employment tasks which require reading skills beyond the basic level.

A functional illiterate can also be a foreigner who is not able to read or write in the native language where he or she lives.

This entry is located in the following units: funct-, fungi- (page 2) liter- (page 1)
nonreading illiterates
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 15)