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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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