subject to or involving different laws.
pertaining to or characterized by heteronomy.
Biology. subject to different laws of growth or specialization.
- het·er·on·o·mous·ly, adverb
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How to use heteronomous in a sentence
An heteronomous becoming is to be traced back to the becoming of the cause which produces it.The Reform of Education | Giovanni Gentile
heteronomous: if two parts, compared with each other, are of different quality: differing in development or function.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
heteronomous, het-er-on′o-mus, adj. differentiated from a common type: subject to the rule of another.
The military system is of necessity heteronomous, while democracy must be autonomous.A Jewish Chaplain in France | Lee J. Levinger
British Dictionary definitions for heteronomous
- heteronomously, adverb
- heteronomy, noun
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