Meaning of self-study

self-stud•y

Pronunciation: (self'stud'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -stud•ies,
—n.
  1. the study of something by oneself, as through books, records, etc., without direct supervision or attendance in a class: She learned to read German by self-study.
  2. the study of oneself; self-examination.
—adj.
  1. designed for or accomplished by self-study: a self-study course for learning German.
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