innumeracy

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Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ numeracy; coined by Douglas Hofstadter and popularized by mathematician John Allen Paulos in his 1989 book Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences.

Noun[edit]

innumeracy (countable and uncountable, plural innumeracies)

  1. An ignorance of mathematics, or an inability to manipulate numbers
    The man suffered from innumeracy stemming from a brain injury, and depended on his wife for all financial matters, no matter how trivial.

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