Examples of illiteracy in a Sentence
the government's efforts to reduce illiteracy
His letters contain many misspellings and illiteracies.
Recent Examples of illiteracy from the Web
The Catholic Church took a leading role in tackling poverty, illiteracy and other social problems through the creation of orphanages and hospitals and schools.
Expect a festival of intellectual dishonesty, scientific illiteracy, and scapegoating.
The Richards Learning Systems approach is a very simple fix for a very complicated problem: illiteracy.
In another 15 years, illiteracy and extreme poverty will be mostly gone.
Islamabad has consistently had trouble governing this nigh-ungovernable region, which has been racked for decades by violence, crippling poverty, widespread illiteracy, and the kind of extremism that feeds off such conditions.
Most of us are oblivious to this winged panoply, even in our own backyards, because our perception is circumscribed by our ecological illiteracy.
The presentations were not only of questionable relevance to the Afghan setting but also overlooked the high levels of illiteracy among the police.
Yet extreme poverty has only increased in that time while the state ranks fourth nationally in infant mortality and first in illiteracy.
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First Known Use of illiteracy
ILLITERACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of illiteracy for English Language Learners
: 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
ILLITERACY Defined for Kids
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