[ aw-ton-uh-muhs-lee ]
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  1. in a way that is self-governing or free of outside control; independently:The ideal candidate will be able to work autonomously and without supervision.

  2. with little or no human control or intervention:We have developed a service robot that operates autonomously, in concert with a network of devices in its environment.

  1. Biology.

    • as an independent organism:Viruses, on the boundary between living and nonliving, cannot autonomously reproduce but require the biochemistry and structure of a host cell.

    • naturally or spontaneously, without cultivation:They organized a work day to get rid of the plants growing wildly, autonomously, and unwantedly all around the building.

Origin of autonomously


Other words from autonomously

  • non·au·ton·o·mous·ly, adverb

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