semiautonomy

[ sem-ee-aw-ton-uh-mee, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i ɔˈtɒn ə mi, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

noun, plural sem·i·au·ton·o·mies.

the quality or state of being semiautonomous.
a semiautonomous system of government.

Origin of semiautonomy

First recorded in 1945–50; semi- + autonomy
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