self-education

self-educated

[self-ej-oo-key-tid, self-]
adjective
educated by one's own efforts, especially without formal instruction.

Origin:
1810–20

self-educating, adjective
self-education, noun
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self-educated
 
adj
1.  educated through one's own efforts without formal instruction
2.  educated at one's own expense, without financial aid
 
self-edu'cation
 
n

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