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English definition of “functional illiterate”

functional illiterate

noun [C] uk   mainly US specialized us  
someone who is able to live and possibly work in society, but who cannot read and writeInexperienced people and lack of experience
functional illiteracy
noun [U] uk   us  
There's a high rate of functional illiteracy here.Aware
(Definition of functional illiterate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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