[ aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈdaɪ dækt, -daɪˈdækt /
a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.
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OTHER WORDS FROM autodidactau·to·di·dac·tic, adjectiveau·to·di·dac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for autodidact
She was also an autodidact, an illegitimate girl from the provinces whose intelligence became the stuff of legend.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since Carruth is a one-man band and autodidact, he learned how to create the special effects for the creature himself.‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)|Marlow Stern|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for autodidact
/ (ˈɔːtəʊˌdaɪdækt) /
a person who is self-taught
Derived forms of autodidactautodidactic, adjective
Word Origin for autodidact
C16: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach
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