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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 il·lit·er·a·cy /(ˌ)ɪ(l)ˈlɪt(ə)rəsi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lit·er·a·cy n.; pl. Illiteracies
 1. The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; lack of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census.
 2. An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.
    The many blunders and illiteracies of the first publishers of his [Shakespeare's] works.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: ignorance resulting from not reading
      2: an inability to read [syn: analphabetism] [ant: literacy]