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Meaning of “functional illiteracy” in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY

functional illiteracy  [ˈfʌŋkʃənəl ɪˈlɪtərəsɪ]play

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY

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Functional illiteracy is a noun.

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WHAT DOES FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Functional illiteracy

Functional illiteracy is reading and writing skills that are inadequate “to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level.” Functional illiteracy is contrasted with illiteracy in the strict sense, meaning the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. Foreigners who cannot read and write in the native language where they live may also be considered functionally illiterate.

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definitionDefinition of functional illiteracy in the English dictionary

The definition of functional illiteracy in the dictionary is literacy which is insufficient for most work and normal daily situations.

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WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY


accuracy

ˈækjʊrəsɪ

aliteracy

eɪˈlɪtərəsɪ

confederacy

kənˈfɛdərəsɪ

conspiracy

kənˈspɪrəsɪ

curacy

ˈkjʊərəsɪ

degeneracy

dɪˈdʒɛnərəsɪ

democracy

dɪˈmɒkrəsɪ

federacy

ˈfɛdərəsɪ

illiteracy

ɪˈlɪtərəsɪ

innumeracy

ɪnˈjuːmərəsɪ

inveteracy

ɪnˈvɛtərəsɪ

itineracy

ɪˈtɪnərəsɪ

literacy

ˈlɪtərəsɪ

numeracy

ˈnjuːmərəsɪ

piracy

ˈpaɪrəsɪ

preliteracy

priːˈlɪtərəsɪ

regeneracy

rɪˈdʒɛnərəsɪ

retiracy

rɪˈtaɪərəsɪ

subliteracy

sʌbˈlɪtərəsɪ

unregeneracy

ˌʌnrɪˈdʒɛnərəsɪ

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY

function room
function shift
function suite
function word
functional
functional calculus
functional disease
functional food
functional group
functional illiterate
functional water
functionalism
functionalist
functionalistic
functionalitities
functionality
functionally
functionaries
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WORDS THAT END LIKE FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY

antipiracy
aristocracy
autocracy
bureaucracy
computer literacy
Delian Confederacy
emotional literacy
inaccuracy
kleptocracy
liberal democracy
magistracy
meritocracy
pinpoint accuracy
plutocracy
racy
social democracy
technocracy
the Confederacy
theocracy
Tracy
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Synonyms and antonyms of functional illiteracy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «functional illiteracy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY

Find out the translation of functional illiteracy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator .

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功能性文盲

1,325 millions of speakers

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analfabetismo funcional

570 millions of speakers

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functional illiteracy

510 millions of speakers

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कार्यात्मक निरक्षरता

380 millions of speakers

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الأمية الوظيفية

280 millions of speakers

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функциональная неграмотность

278 millions of speakers

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analfabetismo funcional

270 millions of speakers

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কার্যকরী অশিক্ষা

260 millions of speakers

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l´illettrisme

220 millions of speakers

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Buta huruf fungsian

190 millions of speakers

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funktionalen Analphabetismus

180 millions of speakers

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機能的非識字

130 millions of speakers

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기능적 문맹

85 millions of speakers

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Illiteracy fungsional

85 millions of speakers

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mù chữ chức năng

80 millions of speakers

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செயல்பாட்டு கல்வியறிவு

75 millions of speakers

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Fonksiyonel cehalet

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analfabetismo funzionale

65 millions of speakers

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analfabetyzm

50 millions of speakers

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функціональна неграмотність

40 millions of speakers

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analfabetismul funcțional

30 millions of speakers

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λειτουργικού αναλφαβητισμού

15 millions of speakers

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funksionele ongeletterdheid

14 millions of speakers

sv

Translator English – Swedish


funktionell analfabetism

10 millions of speakers

no

Translator English – Norwegian


funksjonell analfabetisme

5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY»

The term «functional illiteracy» is used very little and occupies the 156.688 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary .

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about functional illiteracy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY»

Discover the use of functional illiteracy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to functional illiteracy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.

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Through a glass, darkly: functional illiteracy in …

In this succinet and moving reportage, the author looks at functional illiterates in industrialized countries throughout the world, recounts their stories and describes efforts to overcome and eliminate functional illiteracy.
autorJean-Pierre Vélis, 1990
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The Challenge of Illiteracy: From Reflection to Action

It is not a question of reducing functional illiteracy, but of eradicating it. And this
means first of all asserting the conviction that everyone, without exception, is
capable of learning. It also means setting up and programming a system adapted
to …
autorZaghloul Morsy, 1994
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Functional Literacy: Theoretical Issues and Educational …

In determining the nature of functional illiteracy, use was only made of those
types of written language tasks that gave most problems (scale values the same
as or higher than 3.5). To determine the seriousness of individual problems, use
was …
autorLudo Th Verhoeven, 1994
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Documentation Encyclopaedia of UNESCO and Education

In December 1986, on the basis of these activities at UNESCO’s request, the
Institute organized the first working meeting on the problems of functional
illiteracy for the Europe region (Technical Meeting of European Specialists on the
 …
autorJ. C. Aggarwal, S. P. Agrawal, 1991
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Poverty in Plenty: A Human Development Report for the UK

The functional illiteracy rate was assumed to be equivalent to the ‘low’ and Very
low’ literacy levels recorded in 17 adult basic skills surveys of adults aged 16 to
60 who had been educated or part educated in the UK and who spoke English …
autorJane Seymour, 2013
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A Generation of Change: A Profile of America’s Older Population

TABLE 7.3 Percentage of the Population Aged 60 and Over With High Functional
Illiteracy, by Age, Sex, and Race/Spanish Origin: 1980 and 1950 Year, Sex, Ages
Ages Ages Ages 75 Ages 65 Ages 85 Race/ Spanish Origin 60—64 65—69 …
autorJacob S. Siegel, 1993
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e-Study Guide for: Sociology in Our Times

Cram101 Textbook Reviews. 1961, and it was used to refer to measures to
achieve nondiscrimination. Functional illiteracy: Functional illiteracy is a term
used to describe reading and writing skills that are inadequate ‘to manage daily
living …
autorCram101 Textbook Reviews, 2012
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e-Study Guide for: You May Ask Yourself : An Introduction to …

Functional illiteracy is a term used to describe reading and writing skills that are
inadequate ‘to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading
skills beyond a basic level.’ Functional illiteracy is contrasted with illiteracy in the
 …
autorCram101 Textbook Reviews, 2012
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e-Study Guide for: Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth …

Functional illiteracy is contrasted with illiteracy in the strict sense, meaning the
inability to read or write simple sentences in … Characteristics Functional
illiteracy is imprecisely defined,with differentcriteria fromnationto nation, and
study tostudy.
autorCram101 Textbook Reviews, 2013
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e-Study Guide for You May Ask Yourself, textbook by Dalton …

Functional illiteracy is a term used to describe reading and writing skills that are
inadequate ‘to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading
skills beyond a basic level.’ Functional illiteracy is contrasted with illiteracy in the
 …
autorCram101 Textbook Reviews, 2012
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term functional illiteracy is used in the context of the following news items.

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Ghana’s Educational System – Factional Elitism versus Functional
There is high incidence of functional illiteracy of most pupils, prevalence of rote-learning, institutionalisation of dichotomised education, …«GhanaWeb, Jun 15»

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Eugenio Valdés Figueroa Named Director and Chief Curator of the …
… Luis Camnitzer, he organized the group exhibition “First International Meeting of Art-based Education: Art and Functional Illiteracy” in 2008.«ARTnews, Jun 15»

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Detroit police chief criticized for calling culprits of mass shooting …
He added that the functional illiteracy rate being near 50 percent, infant mortality rates approaching that of third world countries and a …«MLive.com, Jun 15»

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Op-ed: NY’s Graduation Exams are Failing Our Students
… all this…its behavior and functional illiteracy that is the overwhelming … discrimination, but severe functional illiteracy and we need to break …«City Limits, Jun 15»

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Letter: We can choose to have a better Detroit
Functional illiteracy. Roads. Racism. Let’s author a new narrative. One where people stay. Define it. Opportunity as smart and social mobility.«The Detroit News, May 15»

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Corpus Christi Literacy Council fights illiteracy
… Neelofar Ahmed as part of the Corpus Christi Literacy Council’s efforts to reduce functional illiteracy. … The term for this is functional illiteracy.«Corpus Christi Caller-Times, May 15»

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Atlanta School Cheating Scandal Is Just Tip of the Iceberg
The fruits of the miseducation system are now clear to see as well: Widespread functional illiteracy, a destruction of moral values, a lack of …«The New American, Apr 15»

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Answers sought in Cleveland Arms shooting
The low income housing community has been plagued with a number of problems over the decades: high unemployment, functional illiteracy, …«First Coast News, Mar 15»

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New Brunswick budget hits up wealthy, seniors for cash
… education they deserve, how are the Liberals going to fix the 56 per cent functional illiteracy problem with 249 less educators,” Cardy said.«CBC.ca, Mar 15»

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Are both parties satisfied with the level of education offered in …
… and drop out rates. Moreover, a survey of school-leavers and the adult population has revealed alarmingly high levels of functional illiteracy.”.«Stabroek News, Mar 15»

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