functionally illiterate

functionally illiterate
adjective see functional illiterate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • functionally illiterate — lacking the literacy necessary for coping with most jobs and daily situations. → illiterate …   English new terms dictionary

  • functionally illiterate — adjective having reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs • Similar to: ↑illiterate * * * lacking the literacy necessary for coping with most jobs and many everyday situations …   Useful english dictionary

  • illiterate — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ completely, totally ▪ almost, largely, virtually ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • illiterate — [ɪ lɪt(ə)rət] adjective 1》 unable to read or write. 2》 ignorant in a particular subject or activity: politically illiterate. noun a person who is unable to read or write. Phrases functionally illiterate lacking the literacy necessary for coping… …   English new terms dictionary

  • illiterate — Synonyms and related words: Gothic, Philistine, barbarous, benighted, bookless, dabbler, deceived, dilettante, dunce, empty headed, fool, functionally illiterate, grammarless, greenhorn, greeny, heathen, hoodwinked, ignoramus, ignorant, ill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • functionally — adv. Functionally is used with these adjectives: ↑identical, ↑illiterate, ↑important, ↑related …   Collocations dictionary

  • functional illiterate — noun Date: 1946 a person who has had some schooling but does not meet a minimum standard of literacy • functional illiteracy noun • functionally illiterate adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 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

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium