autodidact [aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt] WORD ORIGIN noun a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.

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  • Origin of autodidact 1525–35; Greek autodídaktos self-taught; see auto-1, didactic Related formsau·to·di·dac·tic, adjectiveau·to·di·dac·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for autodidactically autodidact noun a person who is self-taught Derived Formsautodidactic, adjectiveWord Origin for autodidact C16: from Greek autodidaktos self-taught, from autos self + didaskein to teach Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for autodidactically autodidact n.

    1746, from Greek autodidaktos “self-taught” (see autodidactic).

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