Meaning of semiliterate

sem•i•lit•er•ate

Pronunciation: (sem"ē-lit'ur-it, sem"ī-), [key]
— adj.
  1. barely able to read and write.
  2. capable of reading but not writing.
  3. literate but poorly skilled or informed; lacking the proficiency of a literate person.
—n.
  1. a person who is semiliterate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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