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A self-taught person.

[From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic.]

au′to·di·dac′tic adj.
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Adj.1.autodidactic - relating to or having the characteristics of an autodidactautodidactic - relating to or having the characteristics of an autodidact
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A college dropout turned autodidactic marketing VP, McHargue is now a fulltime writer, speaker, host of the podcast Ask Science Mike, and co-host of The Liturgists Podcast.
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To combat this, Llamojha was autodidactic and learned to read and write Spanish, Quechua, and Latin.
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In fact, what had happened over that decade was that the broad public undertook a slow, autodidactic reassessment of the economic and social system they had been living under.
They were autodidactic strivers and graduates of art schools who aspired to mix populism and sophistication but frequently had chaotic ways of going about it.
In the same vein, the authors state that the student body of the Z Generation considers itself as expert and competent in ICT, attributing high expectations to technology, where learning tends to be independent or autodidactic.
In some ways informal learning could be considered autodidactic, or indeed incidental (Kerka, 2000), non-formal, or random (Connal & Sauvageot, 2005) learning, but some of these terms have inherited a negative connotation and are discouraged by some scholars.
Fueled by her love of reading and a keen intelligence, she parlayed her autodidactic ways into a teaching job in remote New Mexico.
Written probably during the years of Llull's autodidactic theological formation and intensive meditations that accompanied this period and finished approximately about 1273.
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