innumerate

[ ih-noo-mer-it, ih-nyoo- ]
/ ɪˈnu mər ɪt, ɪˈnyu- /

adjective

unfamiliar with mathematical concepts and methods; unable to use mathematics; not numerate.

noun

an innumerate person.

Origin of innumerate

First recorded in 1959; in-3 + numerate

Related forms

in·nu·mer·a·cy, noun

Can be confused

illiterate innumerateinnumerable innumerate
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British Dictionary definitions for innumeracy

innumerate

/ (ɪˈnjuːmərɪt) /

adjective

having neither knowledge nor understanding of mathematics or science

noun

an innumerate person

Derived Forms

innumeracy, noun
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