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autodidacticism

[ aw-toh-dahy-dak-tuh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ daɪˈdæk təˌsɪz əm /
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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.

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