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autodidact

[aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt] /ˌɔ toʊˈdaɪ dækt, -daɪˈdækt/
noun
1.
a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Greek autodídaktos self-taught; see auto-, didactic
Related forms
autodidactic, adjective
autodidactically, adverb
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Examples for autodidact
  • Pioneer gets detailed field reports from an obsessed autodidact.
  • He inspired his players to pursue their education and even lectured them on military history, of which he was an autodidact.
  • He became a voracious autodidact of music, literature, history and philosophy.
British Dictionary definitions for autodidact

autodidact

/ˈɔːtəʊˌdaɪdækt/
noun
1.
a person who is self-taught
Derived Forms
autodidactic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach
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