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Definition of the noun aliterate

What does aliterate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aliterates

  1. a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources

Definition of the adjective aliterate

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  1. Disinclined to read though not illiterate, able to read but reluctant or unlikely to read.

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Google previewEndangered 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 ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

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 ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History (2006)

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 ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

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 ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Confucianism (2015)

2-volume set by Xinzhong Yao

regarded as mere wenli 文吏( aliterate ...

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

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, ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2010)

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, but Not One Necessarily ...

Google previewDictionary Of English Literat. (2002)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language and Education (2013)

Literacy by Viv Edwards, P. Corson

Aliterate persons are functionally ...

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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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