self-culture

noun
self-cul·​ture | \ ˌself-ˈkəl-chər How to pronounce self-culture (audio) \

Definition of self-culture

: the development of one's mind or capacities through one's own efforts : self-cultivation [Margaret] Fuller … believed that her purpose as literary editor of The New York Herald Tribune in the early 1840s was to promote reading as a form of self-culture and self-knowledge.— Sarah Fay

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1747, in the meaning defined above

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