- The definition of an autodidact is a person who learns something without a school or a tutor and educates himself.
If you go online to learn about butterflies, then you are an example of an autodidact.
autodidact definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Midieval Latin autodidactus ; from Classical Greek autodidaktos, self-taught: see auto- and amp; didactic
- autodidactic adjective
autodidact definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic.
- auˌto·di·dacˈtic adjective