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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Directed or guided by oneself, especially as an independent agent: the self-directed study of a language.

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  • adj. Directed, independently by oneself without external control or constraint

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  • adj. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

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