- self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only.
- pertaining to an autonomy, or a self-governing community.
- existing and functioning as an independent organism.
- growing naturally or spontaneously, without cultivation.
Origin of autonomous
OTHER WORDS FROM autonomousau·ton·o·mous·ly, adverbnon·au·ton·o·mous, adjectivenon·au·ton·o·mous·ness, noun
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How to use autonomous in a sentence
We firmly believe in the future of autonomous mobility as a safe and cost-effective form of transportation with a vast addressable market.Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into new co|Ingrid Lunden|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
The future of transportation is on-demand autonomous vehicles traveling on roads and highways, providing riders with better, faster, and cheaper, point-to-point service.
Yet as the broader industry shifts toward more niche use cases for autonomous technology, some industry executives are left wondering about the divide between Aurora’s big ambitions and the current state of its product.Last Unicorn Standing: Can This Self-Driving Innovator Survive?|Charu Kasturi|August 27, 2020|Ozy
The company started using its fleet of autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans to map Texas and New Mexico roads in January.Waymo Just Started Testing Its Driverless Trucks in Texas|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
Another group of companies are working on autonomous drones to solve “last mile” delivery of packages.Cessna makes history by taking off and landing with no one aboard. Here’s how|Jeremy Kahn|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Finally free of Japanese interference, Korea elected its first autonomous government in almost half a century.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New York cannot be personified; it is not an autonomous entity.
Any Miss America contestant who betrays herself to be a sexually autonomous being will be quickly sent packing.
Our aim is that one day the mission will be autonomous, but we have a long way to go to reach that.Are European Rescuers Enticing Migrants to Their Deaths?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Following his time on the Iraqi High Tribunal, he became the minister of justice in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region.Iraqi Insurgents Circulate the Lie That They Killed the Judge in Saddam’s Trial|Michael Newton|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for the autonomous cities of Asia, they must acquire their freedom by his free grace, not by an injunction from Rome.
But streets demand all shades of verbal expression (from the non-existing up to the autonomous creature).Instigations|Ezra Pound
To be strictly accurate, the significance of the -ness is not quite as inherently determined, as autonomous, as it might be.Language|Edward Sapir
Thus, a new movement begins; the passive attitude of the soul gives way to an autonomous attitude and movement.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
He found a group of professional schools, each more or less autonomous, and he transformed it into a University.McGill and its Story, 1821-1921|Cyrus Macmillan