What is the noun for illiteracy?

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  1. (uncountable) The inability to read and write.
  2. (uncountable) The portion of a population unable to read and write, generally given as a percentage.
  3. (countable) A word, phrase, or grammatical turn thought to be characteristic of an illiterate person.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “The rise in illiteracy is one aspect of the crisis in education.”
      “Poverty and illiteracy characterized southern Italy, where two-thirds of the immigrants originated.”
      “What all these countries have in common is widespread unemployment and illiteracy.”
  1. Those who are illiterate or unlearned.
  2. Examples:
    1. “Even the former cooking illiterati now know that tip about adding vinegar to a poached egg pan.”
      “Many of these potential and actual readers were computer illiterati buying their first machine, and needed intelligible guidance.”
      “Despite the protestations of the market illiterati of the Left, government rationing of health care services is right around the corner.”
  1. (archaic) Lack of learning; illiteracy.
  1. plural of illiterate
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  3. Examples:
    1. “These were programmes where literates, semi-literates and illiterates were to participate.”
      “But for the illiterates and even many literates, who throng the Collectorate seeking assistance, their services are indispensable.”
      “These are the sort of cellphones that are wasted on techno illiterates like me.”
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