Written vs Preliterate - What's the difference?

written | preliterate |


As adjectives the difference between written and preliterate

is that written is of, relating or characteristic of writing (ie, of that which has been written) while preliterate is (of a culture) that has not yet developed a written language.

As a verb written

is .

As a noun preliterate is

a member of such a culture.

written

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, relating or characteristic of writing (i.e., of that which has been written)
  • I can speak Japanese fairly well, but I have no understanding whatsoever of written Japanese.
  • That was written.
  • Derived terms

    * unwritten, writtenness, unwrittenness

    Quotations

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    Antonyms

    * oral * verbal

    Derived terms

    * hand-written

    Verb

    (head)
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    preliterate

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a culture) that has not yet developed a written language
  • (of a person) who has not yet learned to read and write
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a member of such a culture