[ aw-toh-dahy-dak-tuh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ daɪˈdæk təˌsɪz əm /
Save This Word!
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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Words nearby autodidacticism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences from the Web for autodidacticism
A preternatural autodidacticism helped him advance his skills and knowledge in spite of a disjointed educational experience.