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[self-stuhd-ee] /ˈsɛlfˈstʌd i/
noun, plural self-studies.
the study of something by oneself, as through books, records, etc., without direct supervision or attendance in a class:
She learned to read German by self-study.
the study of oneself; self-examination.
designed for or accomplished by self-study:
a self-study course for learning German.
Origin of self-study
First recorded in 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is poetry as well as truth, as Goethe recognized in the title of his own self-study.

    The Story of a Child Pierre Loti
  • In self-study we saw faults that had been unnoticed before his return.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • You have in your sister an opportunity for self-study without its like or equal.

    The Golden Censer John McGovern
  • By the road of self-study, she reached that sublime height of metaphysics, the intellectual vision of the Absolute.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • self-study, the pursuit of every fleeting impression, became in the author at last a veritable obsession.

  • Removing the cause of fighting may be a less exact science of mutual study and self-study, but it is approximately exact.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • The students in Italy in the past have had advantages for self-study that were of greatest importance.

  • His spiritual force no longer radiates outwardly; it is consumed in self-study.

    Amiel's Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel

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