Autodidact



a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.
Contemporary Examples

Since Carruth is a one-man band and autodidact, he learned how to create the special effects for the creature himself.
‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far) Marlow Stern April 5, 2013

She was also an autodidact, an illegitimate girl from the provinces whose intelligence became the stuff of legend.
Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun Katie Baker November 7, 2014

noun
a person who is self-taught
n.

1746, from Greek autodidaktos “self-taught” (see autodidactic).

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  • Autodidactic

    a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person. noun a person who is self-taught adj. “self-taught,” 1838, from Greek autodidaktikos “self-taught,” from autos “self” (see auto-) + didaktos “taught” (see didactic). n. 1746, from Greek autodidaktos “self-taught” (see autodidactic).

  • Autodidacticism

    the process or practice of learning a subject without a teacher or formal education; self-education: Abraham Lincoln is viewed as a model of autodidacticism.



  • Autodidactically

    a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person. noun a person who is self-taught n. 1746, from Greek autodidaktos “self-taught” (see autodidactic).

  • Autodigestion

    autodigestion autodigestion au·to·di·ges·tion (ô’tō-dī-jěs’chən, -dĭ-) n. See autolysis. Historical Examples It is of interest to look for more examples of autodigestion accompanying phenomena of regeneration. The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb A m/200 HCl solution gives marked acceleration of the autodigestion of the liver. The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb This would explain […]



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