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autodidact (n) (aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt)

a self taught person


Etymology: from ML autodidactus, from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from aut- + didaktos taught, from didaskein to teach

Usage:

The adjectival form, autodidactic, is used more often.

Members of 1word1day are often autodidactic vocabularians.


The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. – Albert Einstein
I never let schooling get in the way of my education. – Mark Twain
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. - George Bernard Shaw
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