- 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.
- the study of oneself; self-examination.
- designed for or accomplished by self-study: a self-study course for learning German.
Origin of self-study
First recorded in 1675–85
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