Autodidact meaning

ôtō-dīdăkt
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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.

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A self-taught person.
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A person who is self-educated.
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A self-taught person; an automath.

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest autodidacts.

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Origin of autodidact

  • From Greek autodidaktos self-taught auto- auto- didaktos taught didactic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek αὐτοδίδακτος (autodidaktos), from αὐτός (autos, “self”) + διδάσκω (didaskō, “I teach”).

    From Wiktionary