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Glossary

Adult literacy rate

Definition Number of literate personsaged 15 and above, expressed as a percentageof the total population in that age group.


Example of use  Since 1990, adult literacy rates have risen fastestin the Arab States. Nevertheless, populationgrowth has meant that the number of illiterateadults has only fallen from 52 million to48 million (UNESCO, 2014: 4).