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semiautonomy

[sem-ee-aw-ton-uh-mee, sem-ahy-]
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noun, plural sem·i·au·ton·o·mies.
  1. the quality or state of being semiautonomous.
  2. a semiautonomous system of government.

Origin of semiautonomy

First recorded in 1945–50; semi- + autonomy
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