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Meaning of illiterate

il•lit•er•ate

Pronunciation: (i-lit'ur-it), [key]
— adj.
  1. unable to read and write: an illiterate group.
  2. having or demonstrating very little or no education.
  3. showing lack of culture, esp. in language and literature.
  4. displaying a marked lack of knowledge in a particular field: He is musically illiterate.
—n.
  1. an illiterate person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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