self-instructed

adjective
self-in·​struct·​ed | \ ˌself-in-ˈstrək-təd How to pronounce self-instructed (audio) \

Definition of self-instructed

1 : having knowledge or skills acquired by one's own efforts without formal instruction or training : self-taught a self-instructed musician
2 : being a means of providing one's own instruction or training : characterized by self-instruction self-instructed classes

First Known Use of self-instructed

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-instructed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-instructed. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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