semiautonomous

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

adjective

partially self-governing, especially with reference to internal affairs.

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Origin of semiautonomous

First recorded in 1900–05; semi- + autonomous
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