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Definition of the noun aliterate
What does aliterate mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: aliterates
- a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
Definition of the adjective aliterate
What does aliterate mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Disinclined to read though not illiterate, able to read but reluctant or unlikely to read.
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Endangered Minds (2011)
Why Children Dont Think And What We Can Do About I by Jane M. Healy
“An aliterate is a person who knows how to read but who doesn't choose to read. These are people who glance at the headlines of a newspaper and grab the TV schedule. They do not read books for pleasure, nor do they read extensively for ...
by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner
aliterate (e1'lltor9t), a. (and n.) [f. A- 14 + LITERATE a. and Of a person: unwilling to make use of ...
by John Plowright
It was, however,rathera recognition by parliament of the economic desirability of having aliterate andnumerate workforce and the fearthat advancesin science were eroding the social cement provided by religiousfaith amongst the masses that ...
by Philip D. Morehead
4, aliterate; idiot savant; innocent, ignoramus, dunce, dolt, know-nothing, dullard, moron; simpleton, oaf, lout, clod, bonehead, blockhead, halfwit, dimwit, idiot; greenhorn, novice (see BEGINNING). Informal, dummy. Slang, lowbrow, lightfoot ...
Literacy by Viv Edwards, P. Corson
Aliterate persons are functionally literate – but they don't read. The term may be new but the phenomenon (as implied above) is old; concern over lack of reading, the allegedly poor quality of what is read and the evil influences of distractors ...
by Robert Lawrence Trask
PIE is unrecorded, since its speakers were aliterate, but it is usually thought to have been spoken about 6000 years ago (around 4000 BC). This estimate derives from the observation that PIE words can apparently be reconstructed for terms ...
2-volume set by Xinzhong Yao
regarded as mere wenli 文吏( aliterate ...
by F William Summers Professor Emeritus School of Library and Information Studies Wayne A Wiegand, Wayne A. Wiegand, Donald G. Jr. Davis
Aliterate persons possess the skill of ...
by Larry Trask
Anentire societywhich lacks a recognized writing systemis usually said tobe aliterate, or sometimes in a historical context preliterate. illocutionary actA particular instance of doing something by speaking: ordering, asserting, requesting, ...
by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell
org Puig, Claudia, “They're Puttinga FriendlyFaceon FinancialNews Radio:For Six Years, 'Marketplace' Has Reached aLiterate, Curious Audience, ...
by Rajni Sehgal
aliterate. Allegory. An extended metaphor; specifically, a symbolic narrative in prose or verse in which the characters and often parts of the narrative ...
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Video shows what aliterate means. Disinclined to read though not illiterate, able to read but reluctant or unlikely to read.. Aliterate Meaning. How to pronounce ...
Scrabble value of A1L1I1T1E1R1A1T1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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