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self-educated

[self-ej-oo-key-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
educated by one's own efforts, especially without formal instruction.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
Related forms
self-educating, adjective
self-education, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-educating

self-educated

adjective
1.
educated through one's own efforts without formal instruction
2.
educated at one's own expense, without financial aid
Derived Forms
self-education, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-educating

self-educated

adj.

1761, from self- + educated.

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