March 18, 2009

Word of the Week

au⋅to⋅di⋅dact [aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt]

a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.

Origin: 1525–35; < style="font-style:italic;">autodídaktos self-taught

Related forms:
au⋅to⋅di⋅dac⋅tic, adjective
au⋅to⋅di⋅dac⋅ti⋅cal⋅ly, adverb

autodidact. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc.

One of the many words I use to define myself.

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