from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Illiteracy; ignorance even of the alphabet.
- noun In phonetics, a system of representing the articulations of speech-sounds by means of analphabetic symbols, proposed by Professor I. Otto Jespersen of Copenhagen in 1889. See
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Illiteracy, the inability to read and write.
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- noun an inability to read
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This demands a solution to the frightening statistics on infant mortality, of malnutrition, lack of education, analphabetism, wages insufficient to sustain life.
Today the average lifespan in the third world is 67, infant mortality is way down, starvation relatively less wide spread, and analphabetism is no longer the norm.