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functional illiterate

noun [C] uk   us   mainly US specialized
someone who is able to live and possibly work in society, but who cannot read and write
functional illiteracy
noun [U] uk   us  
There's a high rate of functional illiteracy here.
Translations of “functional illiterate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 功能性文盲, 半文盲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 功能性文盲, 半文盲…
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