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English definition of “self-study”

self-study

noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈstʌd.i/ us  
a way of learning about a subject that involves studying alone at home, rather than in a classroom with a teacher: The diploma is awarded following a course of self-study ending in a three-hour exam. self-study materials/workbooks/programs
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