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self-study

[self-stuhd-ee]
noun, plural self-stud·ies.
  1. the study of something by oneself, as through books, records, etc., without direct supervision or attendance in a class: She learned to read German by self-study.
  2. the study of oneself; self-examination.
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adjective
  1. designed for or accomplished by self-study: a self-study course for learning German.
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Origin of self-study

First recorded in 1675–85
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