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analphabetic

[an-al-fuh-bet-ik, an-al-] /ˌæn æl fəˈbɛt ɪk, ænˌæl-/
adjective
1.
not alphabetic:
an analphabetic arrangement of letters.
2.
unable to read or write; illiterate:
analphabetic peoples.
3.
Phonetics. of or constituting a system of phonetic transcription, as the one devised by Otto Jespersen, that for each sound indicates by separate sets of symbols the articulator, the point of articulation, and the size and shape of the mouth opening.
noun
4.
an illiterate person; analphabet.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Greek analphábēt(os) not knowing the alphabet (an- an-1 + alphábēt(os) alphabet + -os adj. suffix) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for analphabetic

analphabetic

/ˌænælfəˈbɛtɪk; ænˌæl-/
adjective
1.
not in alphabetical order
noun, adjective
2.
a less common word for illiterate
Derived Forms
analphabetically, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from Greek analphabētos; see an-, alphabet
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