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A self-taught person.
[From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic.]
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(Education) a person who is self-taught
[C16: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach]
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au•to•di•dact(ˌɔ toʊˈdaɪ dækt, -daɪˈdækt)
a person who has learned a subject without a teacher or formal education; self-taught person.
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A person who is self-taught rather than having received formal education.
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autodidact[ˈɔːtəʊˌdaɪdækt] N (frm) → autodidacta mf
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n (form) → Autodidakt(in) m(f)
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