innumerate

adjective in·nu·mer·ate \ i-ˈnüm-rət , -ˈnyüm- ; -ˈn(y)ü-mə- \

Definition of innumerate

:marked by an ignorance of mathematics and the scientific approach

innumeracy

play \i-ˈnüm-rə-sē, -ˈnyüm-; -ˈn(y)ü-mə-\ noun

innumerate

noun

First Known Use of innumerate

1959


INNUMERATE Defined for English Language Learners

innumerate

adjective

Definition of innumerate for English Language Learners

  • : unable to understand and do basic mathematics


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