American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A self-taught person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A self-taught person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who is self-taught; an automath.
- n. a person who has taught himself
- From Ancient Greek αὐτοδίδακτος (autodidaktos), from αὐτός (autos, "self") + διδάσκω (didaskō, "I teach"). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yes, M-mv's resident and original reader, thinker, and autodidact is a bit cranky today, but she'll beat this funk before too long.”
“Imagine, if you will, the Bubba Keg (a gift from Aunt M-mv) filled to capacity (52 ounces) with Trader Joe's French roast, brewed dark and strong, the way a certain autodidact favors it.”
“Anyway, I enjoy reading your site, and one of these days I'm even going to look up "autodidact" in the dictionary.”
“(An aside: Yes, W.R. We did notice how many other blogging folk had adopted "autodidact" as their new favorite word.”
“Then came a detour to the brilliant but erratic work of an autodidact named Ted Nelson, whose ambitious Xanadu Project though never completed was a vision of disparate information linked by “hypertext” connections.”
“I support autodidact endeavors across the board, and view the university model to be the last scope of public life in severe need of a revolution." may help answer your question.”
“I support autodidact endeavors across the board, and view the university model to be the last scope of public life in severe need of a revolution.”
“Zinoman was an autodidact: She was a child actress in Chicago and later exercised her passion for theater in her years overseas with her husband Murray, a Foreign Service officer.”
“And gumption, just like Conjunction Junction (remember that cheery childhood chant for learning grammar?) is something this autodidact author will forever feed on -- this, after faith.”
“An autodidact who graduated to hardcore aerospace engineering textbooks (more on my shelf than most Nasa engineers own).”
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