Self-educated Self`-ed"u*ca`ted, a. Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-educated — [self′ej′ə kāt΄id] adj. educated or trained by oneself, with little or no formal schooling …   English World dictionary

  • self-educated — adjective taught by yourself instead of by teachers or other people ╾ ,self edu cation noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-educated — adj having taught yourself by reading books, thinking about ideas etc, rather than learning things in school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-educated — adj. educated by oneself by reading etc., without formal instruction. Derivatives: self education n. * * * ˌself ˈeducated [self educated] adjective having learned things by reading books, etc. rather than at school or college …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-educated — ADJ People who are self educated have acquired knowledge or a skill by themselves, rather than being taught it by someone else such as a teacher at school. ...a self educated man from a working class background …   English dictionary

  • self-educated — self educating, adj. self education, n. /self ej oo kay tid, self /, adj. educated by one s own efforts, esp. without formal instruction. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-educated — self ed′ucated adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-educated — /sɛlf ˈɛdʒəkeɪtəd/ (say self ejuhkaytuhd) adjective educated by one s own efforts, without formal instruction, or without financial assistance. –self education /ˌsɛlf ɛdʒəˈkeɪʃən/ (say .self ejuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-educated — adjective educated largely through one s own efforts, rather than by formal instruction. Derivatives self education noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-educated — UK / US adjective taught by yourself instead of by teachers or other people Derived word: self education noun uncountable …   English dictionary

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