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Friday, February 10, 2006

Definitions for autodidact

  1. One who is self-taught.

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Citations for autodidact
He is our ultimate autodidact, a man who made himself from nothing into a lawyer, a legislator -- a president. Kevin Baker, New York Times
Consider the autodidact in Sartre's Nausea, who is somewhat unbelievably working his way alphabetically through an entire library. James Wood, New Republic
Origin of autodidact
1525-1535
Autodidact is from Greek autodidaktos, "self-taught," from auto-, "self" + didaktos, "taught," from didaskein, "to teach."