illiteracies

illiteracy

[ih-lit-er-uh-see]
noun, plural illiteracies for 3.
1.
a lack of ability to read and write.
2.
the state of being illiterate; lack of any or enough education.
3.
a mistake in writing or speaking, felt to be characteristic of an illiterate or semiliterate person: a letter that was full of illiteracies.

Origin:
1650–60; illiter(ate) + -acy

semi-illiteracy, noun
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