functional illiterate
noun Date: 1946 a person who has had some schooling but does not meet a minimum standard of literacy • functional illiteracy nounfunctionally illiterate adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • functional illiterate — ☆ functional illiterate n. a person who does not meet minimum standards of literacy and thus finds it difficult or impossible to carry out everyday activities that require reading or writing …   English World dictionary

  • functional illiterate — neraštingumas statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Nemokėjimas skaityti ir rašyti. atitikmenys: angl. functional illiterate vok. funktionaler Analphabetismus rus. аналфабетизм …   Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • functional illiterate — functional illiteracy. functionally illiterate. a person with some basic education who still falls short of a minimum standard of literacy or whose reading and writing skills are inadequate to everyday needs. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • functional illiterate — noun a person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs • Hypernyms: ↑illiterate, ↑illiterate person, ↑nonreader …   Useful english dictionary

  • functional illiterate — func′tional illit′erate n. soc a person with some basic education who still falls short of a minimum standard of literacy or whose reading and writing skills are inadequate to everyday needs • Etymology: 1945–50 func′tional illit′eracy, n.… …   From formal English to slang

  • illiterate — n. a functional illiterate * * * [ɪ lɪt(ə)rɪt] a functional illiterate …   Combinatory dictionary

  • illiterate person — noun a person unable to read • Syn: ↑illiterate, ↑nonreader • Hypernyms: ↑ignoramus, ↑know nothing, ↑uneducated person • Hyponyms: ↑analphabet, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • functional illiteracy — noun see functional illiterate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Functional illiteracy — refers to the inability of an individual to use reading, writing, and computational skills efficiently in everyday life situations. Illiteracy is the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language.CharacteristicsWhen illiterate, one… …   Wikipedia

  • functionally illiterate — adjective see functional illiterate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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