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1Representing sounds by composite signs rather than by single letters or symbols:‘Chinese has an analphabetic writing system’
- ‘We have the ability to create any new analphabetic mark we can imagine, and integrate it into our personal work.’
- ‘The analphabetic characters that specify formatting information are themselves part of a hybrid scheme.’
- ‘Are you sure that the font contains glyphs for each of the analphabetic symbols you're looking for?’
- ‘In Part 2 of this series, I will address additional type issues, including analphabetic glyphs and the role of English in Japanese design.’
- ‘Keeping in mind the goal of minimizing disruption on the page, analphabetic marks frequently require extra attention.’
2Completely illiterate:‘at least one of my grandmothers was unlettered, analphabetic’
unable to read or write, unlettered, analphabetic, functionally illiterateView synonyms
- ‘Given the limited distribution of media technology in the Soviet Union at the time, the political leadership used holidays instrumentally to familiarize a largely analphabetic population with the goals and visions of the revolution.’
- ‘We organise mine risk education courses through theatre acts for analphabetic people, puppets for children, radio announcements.’
- ‘The most important activities of the last period were the training courses focused on fighting the analphabetic youth in Zimbabwe and course for young single mothers in Bangladesh.’
- ‘The person who said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ must have been an analphabetic nitwit.’
- ‘His enemies were all analphabetic, meaning illiterate, and had on a Tutu.’
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