nonliterate
adjective Date: 1947 1. not literate 2. having no written language • nonliterate noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nonliterate — onliterate adj. not using a writing system; of societies, cultures, or tribes. [Narrower terms: {uncivilized (vs. civilized)}] Syn: preliterate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonliterate — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonliterate — adjective used of a society that has not developed writing • Syn: ↑preliterate • Similar to: ↑noncivilized, ↑noncivilised * * * I. “+ adjective 1. : having no written language …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonliterate — 1. adjective Not literate; illiterate 2. noun A nonliterate person …   Wiktionary

  • nonliterate — nonliteracy, n. /non lit euhr it/, adj. Anthropol. preliterate. [1945 50; NON + LITERATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonliterate — non·literate …   English syllables

  • nonliterate — non•lit•er•ate [[t]nɒnˈlɪt ər ɪt[/t]] adj. ant preliterate • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonliterate society —       a people or culture without a written language. The term nonliterate is distinguished from “illiterate,” which indicates a member of a literate society who has not learned to read or write. Although the term is not entirely satisfactory… …   Universalium

  • uncivilized vs civilized — nonliterate onliterate adj. not using a writing system; of societies, cultures, or tribes. [Narrower terms: {uncivilized (vs. civilized)}] Syn: preliterate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • НЕГРАМОТНОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО — (nonliterate society) общество, в котором население не имеет доступа к системе письменности. Хотя оно часто считается эволюционной стадией, предшествующей цивилизации, подобная точка зрения не принимает в расчет устные традиции. Длинные мифы и… …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

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