innumerate
adjective Date: 1959 marked by an ignorance of mathematics and the scientific approach • innumeracy nouninnumerate noun

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  • innumerate — adj. Lacking knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and methods; by analogy with {illiterate}. Opposite of {numerate}. Also See: {educated}; {illiterate}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • innumerate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without a basic knowledge of mathematics and arithmetic. ► NOUN ▪ an innumerate person. DERIVATIVES innumeracy noun …   English terms dictionary

  • innumerate — [in no͞o′mər it, i no͞o′mər it; in nyo͞o′mər it, ] adj. Chiefly Brit. not numerate; lacking the knowledge needed to deal with scientific, esp. mathematical, concepts innumeracy [in no͞o′mər ə sē, ino͞o′mər ə sē; in nyo͞o′mər ə sē, i nyo͞o′mər ə… …   English World dictionary

  • innumerate — illiterate, innumerate Illiterate (16c) means ‘unable to read or write’ or ‘poorly educated’; innumerate (20c) means ‘having no knowledge of or aptitude for the principles of mathematics’. The corresponding positive forms literate and numerate… …   Modern English usage

  • innumerate — innumeracy, n. /i nooh meuhr it, i nyooh /, adj. 1. unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods; unable to use mathematics; not numerate. n. 2. an innumerate person. [1959; IN 3 + NUMERATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • innumerate — adj. not numerate, not able to comprehend and use numbers, incapable of doing arithmetic n. innumerate person, one who is not able to comprehend and use numbers, person who is incapable of doing arithmetic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • innumerate — adjective without a basic knowledge of mathematics and arithmetic. noun an innumerate person. Derivatives innumeracy noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • innumerate — in•nu•mer•ate [[t]ɪˈnu mər ɪt, ɪˈnyu [/t]] adj. 1) edu math. unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods; ignorant in mathematics; not numerate 2) cvb an innumerate person in•nu′mer•a•cy, n …   From formal English to slang

  • innumerate — adjective Lacking numeracy …   Wiktionary

  • innumerate — in|nu|mer|ate [ıˈnju:mərıt US ıˈnu: ] adj unable to do simple calculations or understand basic mathematics >innumeracy n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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