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  • n. An ignorance of mathematics, or an inability to manipulate numbers

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Coined by cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter and popularized by mathematician John Allen Paulos in his 1989 book, Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences.

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