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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Used of a society that has not developed writing; Not yet having acquired the ability to read and write.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : a preliterate culture
  • The 1949 edition of the Funk and Wagnall New Standard Dictionary lists 'preliterate' only.
  • Neither 'preliterate' nor 'preliteracy' are registered in the 1942 Chicago Dictionary of American English.
  • In the end I found both 'preliterate' and 'preliteracy' in the 1961 edition of Webster's New International Dictionary. for more
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