Definitions

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

Etymologies

self- +‎ educated (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of course, what I am talking about from my ordinary self-educated adventure guy perspective are the human factors.

    Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad: Sending Humans to Mars: Part I

  • He was a plumber and an immigrant, self-educated, and passionately interested in science and the natural world.

    and in the morning when i wake up

  • 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.

    Ampère, André Marie

  • 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.

    When Children Are Grown

  • 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.

    The Ultimate Nature Walk

  • 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.

    Chapter 2: Challenges

  • However, I was an honor student and had no problem moving forward (self-educated) and becoming middle class.

    7 Highly Successful High School Dropouts

  • 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."

    The Man Behind the Music

  • I don't know when we started devaluing people who are self-educated.

    Megan Doherty: My Walk With Glenn Beck, 21st Century Con Man

  • Beck University promises to counter academics who "devalue people who are self-educated."

    Megan Doherty: My Walk With Glenn Beck, 21st Century Con Man

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