Illiteracy



[ih-lit-er-uh-see] /ɪˈlɪt ər ə si/

noun, plural illiteracies for 3.
1.
a lack of ability to read and write.
2.
the state of being ; lack of any or enough education.
3.
a mistake in writing or speaking, felt to be characteristic of an or semiliterate person:
a letter that was full of illiteracies.
n.

1650s, from illiterate + -cy. Earlier in this sense was illiterature (1590s).

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