from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having achieved an elementary level of ability in reading and writing.
  • adjective Having limited knowledge or understanding, especially of a technical subject.

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  • adjective Not entirely literate; having a limited grasp of the written language

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective able to read but not to write
  • adjective barely able to read and write
  • adjective literate but poorly informed


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semi- +‎ literate


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