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.
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He always seemed to be available if we needed him." Students are extremely critical of courses that have little faculty presence, "This course was too self-taught. Students are entitled to a professor who will teach and answer questions directly, just as in live classes." One idea about online learning is that the classes are "self-taught." And students comment very negatively when a course is seemingly designed without the active participation of the instructor.
Using the medium to teach about itself, doing so essentially to the autodidact, exploits two important aspects of one kind of successful learning: the instruction is self-paced and the subject matter is largely self-taught. (4) Combining instruction of this kind with the use of computers as instructional devices puts this strategy directly into the center of a controversial, and now somewhat neglected, historical tradition.
A self-taught culinairian from the Peloponesian region of Greece, he is proud to share his heritage with those who are unacquainted with the clean simple flavors of Greece.
Near the beautiful city of Canterbury lives a self-taught entertainer who spreads joy and happiness far beyond the British Isles.
VISIQ is easily self-taught, with the average user up and productive in fewer than 30 minutes.