from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Educated by one's own efforts rather than by formal instruction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a person, having learned without the direction of a teacher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Educated by one's own efforts alone, without regular training under a preceptor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction
Of course, what I am talking about from my ordinary self-educated adventure guy perspective are the human factors.
He was a plumber and an immigrant, self-educated, and passionately interested in science and the natural world.
André Marie Ampère (1775-1836) was a self-educated French physicist and mathematician as well as a key figure in the development of the fields of electricity and magnetism.
Of course, a student has to be taught from a somewhat early age how to be discerning about the sources of education, but this is true for one who goes to a college as well as for one who is self-educated.
Muir was a botanist, geologist, mathematician, visionary, a voracious, self-educated reader, a remarkable inventor who worked in factories to create more efficient manufacturing methods.
He was self-educated, had taught himself German and French, and at that time was earning a meagre living by translating scientific and philosophical works for a struggling socialist publishing house in Chicago.
However, I was an honor student and had no problem moving forward (self-educated) and becoming middle class.
Brilliant and self-educated, Wexler was a cub reporter for Billboard when that magazine decided to change the name of its Race Records chart and Wexler proposed "rhythm and blues."
I don't know when we started devaluing people who are self-educated.
Beck University promises to counter academics who "devalue people who are self-educated."