Definition of Autodidact

1. Noun. A person who has taught himself.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Autodidactic



Definition of Autodidact

1. n. One who is self-taught; an automath.

Definition of Autodidact

1. Noun. A self-taught person; an automath. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autodidact

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Autodidact

1. One who is self-taught; an automath. Origin: Gr. Self-taught. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Autodidact

autodestructive
autodestructs
autodetect
autodetected
autodetecting
autodetection
autodetects
autodetonation
autodetonations
autodiagnosis
autodial
autodialer
autodialers
autodialler
autodiallers
autodidact (current term)
autodidactic
autodidacticism
autodidactism
autodidacts
autodiegetic
autodigestion
autodigestive
autodiploid
autodiscovery
autodocking
autodrainage
autodrome
autodromes
autodynamic

Literary usage of Autodidact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"The assistance of a reliable teacher cannot be dispensed with, for in the art of microscopy no autodidact can reach perfection any more than in any other ..."

2. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"2 Very refreshing in contrast with this extravagance is the rude but thoroughly sympathetic enthusiasm of the Swiss autodidact Ulrich Braker alias Nabis Uli ..."

3. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1875)
"... indeed, they happen to be exceptionally under- refined, somewhat clownish, autodidact individuals, whose hats are at least a seven-and-a-quarter. ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1878)
"To a certain extent the German student seems to partake of the advantages of the autodidact, inasmuch as he is left to choose his own teachers, ..."

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