autodidacticism

[aw-toh-dahy-dak-tuh-siz-uh m]

noun

the process or practice of learning a subject without a teacher or formal education; self-education: Abraham Lincoln is viewed as a model of autodidacticism.

Nearby words

  1. autocytotoxin,
  2. autodermic graft,
  3. autodestruct,
  4. autodidact,
  5. autodidactic,
  6. autodigestion,
  7. autodyne,
  8. autoecholalia,
  9. autoecious,
  10. autoeciously

Origin of autodidacticism


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