Meaning of “self-study” in the English Dictionary

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"self-study" in British English

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self-studynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌselfˈstʌd.i/ us /ˌselfˈstʌd.i/

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.

(Definition of “self-study” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)