auto didactic

autodidact

[aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt]
noun
a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.

Origin:
1525–35; < Greek autodídaktos self-taught; see auto-, didactic

autodidactic, adjective
autodidactically, adverb
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autodidact (ˈɔːtəʊˌdaɪdækt)
 
n
a person who is self-taught
 
[C16: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach]
 
autodi'dactic
 
adj

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