Pronunciation: (sem"ē-lit'ur-it, sem"ī-), [key]
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.
a person who is semiliterate.
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