: study of oneself
also : a record of observations from such study

Examples of self-study in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ultimately makes Quizlet’s move from a self-study tool to an interactive Socratic tutor possible. Ray Ravaglia, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Mirroring the characteristics of others is a form of self-study and can reveal preferences and even life passions that are yet to be discovered. T. Dallas Smith, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Both young people and adults can pursue qualifications while in the classroom, workplace, online or through self-study. Vicki Phillips, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 To achieve it, discipline, self-study and emotional intelligence are the winning factors. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-study was in 1547

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“Self-study.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-study. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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