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.

Nearby words

  1. innsbruck,
  2. innu,
  3. innuendo,
  4. innuit,
  5. innumerable,
  6. innutrition,
  7. ino,
  8. inobservance,
  9. inobservant,
  10. inobtrusive

Origin of innumerate

First recorded in 1959; in-3 + numerate

Related formsin·nu·mer·a·cy, noun

Can be confusedilliterate 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 Formsinnumeracy, noun

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