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il•lit•er•a•cy



Pronunciation: (i-lit'ur-u-sē), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies for 3.

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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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