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

 il·lit·er·ate /(ˌ)ɪ(l)ˈlɪt(ə)rət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lit·er·ate a.  Unable to read or write; ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people.
 Syn: -- Ignorant; untaught; unlearned; unlettered; unscholary. See Ignorant.
 -- Il*lit*er*ate*ly, adv. -- Il*lit*er*ate*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not able to read or write [ant: literate]
      2: ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of
         knowledge; "ignorant of quantum mechanics"; "musically
         illiterate" [syn: ignorant]
      n : a person unable to read [syn: illiterate person, nonreader]