[ aw-ton-uh-muh s ]
/ ɔˈtɒn ə məs /
- self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only.
- pertaining to an autonomy, or a self-governing community.
having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent: a subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit.
(of a vehicle) navigated and maneuvered by a computer without a need for human control or intervention under a range of driving situations and conditions: an autonomous vehicle.
- existing and functioning as an independent organism.
- growing naturally or spontaneously, without cultivation.
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Origin of autonomous
1790–1800; < Greek autónomos “with laws of one's own, independent,” equivalent to auto- auto-1 + nóm(os) “law, custom” + -os adj. suffix
Related formsau·ton·o·mous·ly, adverbnon·au·ton·o·mous, adjectivenon·au·ton·o·mous·ly, adverbnon·au·ton·o·mous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autonomously
/ (ɔːˈtɒnəməs) /
(of a community, country, etc) possessing a large degree of self-government
of or relating to an autonomous community
independent of others
biology existing as an organism independent of other organisms or parts
a variant spelling of autonomic (def. 3)
Derived Formsautonomously, adverb
Word Origin for autonomous
C19: from Greek autonomos living under one's own laws, from auto- + nomos law
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