self-ed·​u·​cat·​ing ˌself-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-educating (audio)
: capable of or engaged in self-education
A curious, learning child often evolves into a self-educating adult.East Oregonian (Pendleton, Oregon)
Automation and self-service are trends rising to appease this generation of technology-driven, self-educating consumers …
: relating to, involving, or intended for self-education
a self-educating process
These are both reference and teaching and self-educating tools.Lawrence J. McCrank

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-educating was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Self-educating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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