[ aw-toh-dahy-dak-tik ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ daɪˈdæk tɪk /
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relating to or being a person who learns or has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; self-taught: I am self-motivated, self-sufficient, and autodidactic—all products of a childhood on an Alaskan homestead.
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Origin of autodidactic
OTHER WORDS FROM autodidacticau·to·di·dac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby autodidactic
auto-da-fé, auto-destruct, autodial, autodialer, autodidact, autodidactic, autodidacticism, autodyne, autoecious, autoecism, autoerotic
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How to use autodidactic in a sentence
Being at heart an autodidact, whenever I grow interested in a subject, a period of history or a writer, I try to accumulate all the important books associated with that subject, period of history or writer.How did all these books get into my house? There’s a method to what seems like madness.|Michael Dirda|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
He was an autodidact who could play almost any instrument, but he couldn’t read music.Guitar legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65|radmarya|October 6, 2020|Fortune