- a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.
Origin of autodidact
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- a person who is self-taught
C16: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach
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Word Origin and History for autodidactic
1746, from Greek autodidaktos "self-taught" (see autodidactic).
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