Simple Definition of illiteracy
: the state of not knowing how to read or write
: the state of not having knowledge about a particular subject
: a mistake that is made in the use of language : an illiterate statement or expression
Full Definition of illiteracy
1 : the quality or state of being illiterate; especially : inability to read or write
2 : a mistake or crudity (as in speaking) typical of one who is illiterate
Examples of illiteracy in a sentence
the government's efforts to reduce illiteracy
His letters contain many misspellings and illiteracies.
First Known Use of illiteracy
ILLITERACY Defined for Kids
Definition of illiteracy for Students
: the state or condition of being unable to read or write
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