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.
A self-taught person.
A person who is self-educated.
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”).