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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 analphabetic.

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  • noun Illiteracy, the inability to read and write.

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  • noun an inability to read

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