A person who has taught themselves a particular skill or subject, rather than having learned it through formal instruction.
Late 18th century: from french autodidacte, from greek autodidaktos "self-taught", from aut- "self" + didaktos "taught".
- An autodidact is a self-taught person.
- Many famous figures such as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Mark Twain were autodidacts.
- The term autodidact is often used to refer to someone who has taught themselves a subject without the guidance of a teacher or instructor.
- An autodidact may pursue self-education through reading, observation, or independent study.
- An autodidact is not limited by formal education, and can be found in many fields including science, arts, and literature.
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