Definition of Functional illiterate
1. Noun. A person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs.
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Literary usage of Functional illiterate
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1. The Role of Information in the Economy & Society: Proceedings of a Workshop edited by Kirsty Hughes, Nick Moore (1994)
"... the need to retrain millions of workers, while also trying to teach basic literacy skills to an estimated 27 million functional illiterate adults. ..."