self-teaching

teaching

[tee-ching]
noun
1.
the act or profession of a person who teaches.
2.
something that is taught.
3.
Often, teachings. doctrines or precepts: the teachings of Lao-tzu.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English teching. See teach, -ing1

nonteaching, adjective
self-teaching, adjective
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teaching (ˈtiːtʃɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the art or profession of a teacher
2.  (sometimes plural) something taught; precept
3.  (modifier) denoting a person or institution that teaches: a teaching hospital
4.  (modifier) used in teaching: teaching aids

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teach
O.E. tæcan (past tense and pp. tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from P.Gmc. *taikijanan (cf. O.H.G. zihan, Ger. zeihen "to accuse," Goth. ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to O.E. tacen,
tacn "sign, mark" (see token). O.E. tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. Ger. zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the O.E. word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.
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