self–taught

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adjective \ˈself-ˈtȯt\

Definition of self–taught

  1. 1 :  having knowledge or skills acquired by one's own efforts without formal instruction a self–taught musician

  2. 2 :  learned by oneself self–taught knowledge

1725

First Known Use of self–taught

1725


SELF–TAUGHT Defined for English Language Learners

self–taught

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adjective \ˈself-ˈtȯt\

Definition of self–taught for English Language Learners

  • : educated by your own efforts (such as by reading books) rather than by a teacher

  • : learned by your own efforts rather than at school


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