self-taught

[self-tawt]
adjective
1.
taught to oneself or by oneself to be (as indicated) without the aid of a formal education: self-taught typing; a self-taught typist.
2.
learned by oneself: a self-taught mastery of the guitar.

Origin:
1715–25

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self-taught
 
adj
having learnt oneself without any external or formal instruction

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Example sentences
Almost entirely self-taught, they became better archaeologists than some of the
  leading professionals of the day.
Print threatened to open education out to the self-taught and the socially
  ambitious.
What a debut for an artist who was largely self-taught.
It's too easy for a self-taught researcher to get themselves in big trouble
  using methods they don't fully understand.
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