self-taught


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self-taught

(sĕlf′tôt′)
adj.
Having taught oneself without formal instruction or the help of others.

self-taught

adj
having learnt oneself without any external or formal instruction

self′-taught′



adj.
1. taught by oneself without the aid of formal instruction: a self-taught typist.
2. learned by oneself.
[1715–25]
Translations

self-taught

[ˌselfˈtɔːt] ADJautodidacta

self-taught

[ˌsɛlfˈtɔːt] adjautodidatta
References in classic literature ?
It may appear strange that such should arise in the eighteenth century; but while I followed the routine of education in the schools of Geneva, I was, to a great degree, self-taught with regard to my favourite studies.
Astor, by the magnitude of his commercial and financial relations, and the vigor and scope of his self-taught mind, had elevated himself into the consideration of government and the communion and correspondence with leading statesmen, he, at an early period, communicated his schemes to President Jefferson, soliciting the countenance of government.
But Philip's self-taught skill in drawing was another link between them; for Tom found, to his disgust, that his new drawing-master gave him no dogs and donkeys to draw, but brooks and rustic bridges and ruins, all with a general softness of black-lead surface, indicating that nature, if anything, was rather satiny; and as Tom's feeling for the picturesque in landscape was at present quite latent, it is not surprising that Mr.
No the self-taught student of cookery was absorbed in her subject.
Being self-taught, they cannot be expected to show any gratitude for a culture which they have never received.
She was a native and essential cook, as much as Aunt Chloe,-- cooking being an indigenous talent of the African race; but Chloe was a trained and methodical one, who moved in an orderly domestic harness, while Dinah was a self-taught genius, and, like geniuses in general, was positive, opinionated and erratic, to the last degree.
A Canadian native, McDonald is a self-taught photographer whose work has achieved international critical acclaim for its distinctive use of wit, humor, exaggeration and pathos.
My knowledge of the markets is all self-taught,'' said Kessler.
With "Passionate Visions of the American South: Self-Taught Artists from 1940 to the Present," an exhibition currently at the University Art Museum in Berkeley, a kind of sanctuary has been created for 80 artists whose 270 creations reflect an inner strength and obstinance that transcends their impoverished environment.
In designing their collection, the self-taught style of Camargo and Armstrong integrates antiquity and art nouveau by drawing on these past elements in a modern representation.
Campbell, a self-taught jump-rope competitor and athletic director at Pinecrest School in Palmdale, says anyone interested can participate in the team's three weekly practice sessions.
From Norman Lewis to Joe Overstreet, the Harlem Renaissance-derived tradition of African-American abstract painting (which has historically had a primarily black audience) is intermingled with th tradition of so-called self-taught or outsider artists such as Bill Traylor and Bessie Harvey (whose audience has been mostly in the rural south and mostly black); the more recent wave of African-American conceptualism represented by Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, and others (whose work has addressed a primarily white urban audience); and the self-consciously post-Modernist painting of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Glenn Ligon (whose work may reach a more racially mixe viewership than that of the other groups mentioned).