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illiterate

adjective uk   /ɪˈlɪt.ər.ət/  us   /-ˈlɪt̬.ɚ-/
C2 unable to read and write: A surprising percentage of the population is illiterate.
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knowing little or nothing about a particular subject: computer illiterate financially/technologically illiterate
illiteracy
noun [U] uk   us   /-ə.si/
In the rural areas, illiteracy is widespread.

illiterate

noun [C] uk   /ɪˈlɪt.ər.ət/  us   /-ˈlɪt̬.ɚ-/
someone who is illiterate
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