self-taught

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
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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.
No the self-taught student of cookery was absorbed in her subject.
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.
Being self-taught, they cannot be expected to show any gratitude for a culture which they have never received.
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.
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.
John - a self-taught artist who started painting in the 1970s - uses all types of materials, including driftwood from the River Tees.
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This exhibition of the self-taught painter's work, curated by artists Alexandre da Cunha and Rivane Neuenschwander, included an assortment of: still fifes, rural and semi-urban landscapes, as well as fully abstract compositions.
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