UK [ˌself ˈtɔːt] / US [ˌself ˈtɔt] adjective
people who are self-taught have learnt particular skills by themselves, instead of being taught by someone

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  • self-taught — /self tawt /, adj. 1. taught to oneself or by oneself to be (as indicated) without the aid of a formal education: self taught typing; a self taught typist. 2. learned by oneself: a self taught mastery of the guitar. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-taught — adj having learned a skill or subject by reading about it, practising it etc yourself, rather than in a school ▪ She received some education at night school, but was largely self taught. ▪ a self taught pianist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-taught — [ ,self tɔt ] adjective people who are self taught have learned particular skills by themselves, instead of being taught by someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Self-taught — a. Taught by one s own efforts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-taught — self′ taught′ adj. 1) taught by oneself without the aid of formal instruction: a self taught typist[/ex] 2) learned by oneself • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-taught — [self′tôt′] adj. 1. having taught oneself through one s own efforts; self educated 2. learned by oneself without instruction …   English World dictionary

  • self-taught — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having acquired knowledge or skill on one s own initiative rather than through formal instruction or training …   English terms dictionary

  • self-taught — ADJ If you are self taught, you have learned a skill by yourself rather than being taught it by someone else such as a teacher at school. Paul is self taught and became interested in photography just four years ago. ...a self taught musician …   English dictionary

  • self-taught — adjective Date: 1725 1. having knowledge or skills acquired by one s own efforts without formal instruction < a self taught musician > 2. learned by oneself < self taught knowledge > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-taught — adj. Self taught is used with these nouns: ↑artist, ↑musician, ↑painter …   Collocations dictionary

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