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semiliterate

adjective semi·lit·er·ate \-ˈli-tə-rət also -ˈli-trət\

Definition of SEMILITERATE

1
a :  able to read and write on an elementary level
b :  able to read but unable to write
2
:  having limited knowledge or understanding
semiliterate noun

First Known Use of SEMILITERATE

1927

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