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  • n. The state of not being fully literate, or having an imperfect grasp of the written language


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semi- +‎ literacy


  • Even though many of us can't even read our own handwriting, the semiliteracy of the few pen computers reaching the market (at a cost of $4,000 or more) has brought on a wave of recent criticism; a story in The New York Times last week carried the doomsaying headline WRITING IS ON THE WALL FOR MAKERS OF PEN PC'S.

    The Revolution That Wasn't

  • The latter is narrated by a grim, sober voice, and describes notoriety, semiliteracy, dubious identities, and some vague threats.

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education:

  • It's been a long time since there's been any talk about illiteracy or semiliteracy.


  • And we'll still be paying the price of that illiteracy and semiliteracy for many years to come.

    The Speech

  • Signs of illiteracy or semiliteracy can be found in many men in positions of responsibility and one of our most serious problems is the one we face when we go looking for the man to fit the job.

    The Speech

  • We don't believe there is a single Cuban who has any doubts about the essential and dramatic need of lifting this country out of the state of illiteracy and semiliteracy in which it finds itself.

    The Speech


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