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1Lacking books, having no books. Now often: specifically designating a (notional) library, classroom, etc., in which information is stored electronically rather than in printed books, and is accessed by computer.
2poetic, literary Chiefly literary or poetic. Ignorant of books, unscholarly. Also as noun (with the and plural concord): unscholarly people as a class.
Late 16th century. From book + -less.
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