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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.


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  • 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 […]

  • Autodin

    autodin Automatic Digital Network

  • Autodyne

    a type of heterodyne circuit containing a vacuum tube or transistor that acts simultaneously as a detector and oscillator. Historical Examples The connections for the autodyne, or self-heterodyne, receiving set are shown in Fig. 60. The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins From this you will see that any regenerative set can be used […]

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