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innumerate

[ih-noo-mer-it, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu mər ɪt, ɪˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods; unable to use mathematics; not numerate.
noun
2.
an innumerate person.
Origin
1959
1959; in-3 + numerate
Related forms
innumeracy, noun
Can be confused
illiterate, innumerate.
innumerable, innumerate.
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  • As a result, any pundit who publicly worries about same is either an innumerate or a fraud.
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  • We don't need innumerate politically-slanted generalist mediators filtering ideas for us.
  • Declaring the projector as some sort of general education of the populace seems innumerate.
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British Dictionary definitions for innumerate

innumerate

/ɪˈnjuːmərɪt/
adjective
1.
having neither knowledge nor understanding of mathematics or science
noun
2.
an innumerate person
Derived Forms
innumeracy, noun
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