Definitions for autonomousɔˈtɒn ə məs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•ton•o•mousɔˈtɒn ə məs(adj.)

  1. self-governing; independent.

    Category: Government

  2. of or pertaining to a self-governing or independent state, community, organization, etc.

    Category: Government

  3. Biol. existing and functioning as an independent organism. spontaneous.

    Category: Biology, Ecology

Origin of autonomous:

1790–1800; < Gk autónomos with laws of one's own, independent

au•ton′o•mous•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign(adj)

    (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

    "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

  2. autonomous(adj)

    existing as an independent entity

    "the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies"

  3. autonomous, self-directed, self-reliant(adj)

    (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

Wiktionary

  1. autonomous(Adjective)

    Self-governing. Governing independently.

  2. autonomous(Adjective)

    Acting on one's own or independently; of a child, acting without being governed by parental or guardian rules.

  3. autonomous(Adjective)

    Used with no subject, indicating an unknown or unspecified agent; used in similar situations as the passive in English (the difference being that the theme in the English passive construction is the subject, while in the Celtic autonomous construction the theme is the object and there is no subject).

  4. Origin: See autonomy and -ous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autonomous(adj)

    independent in government; having the right or power of self-government

  2. Autonomous(adj)

    having independent existence or laws

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'autonomous' in Adjectives Frequency: #965


Translations for autonomous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

autonomous(adjective)

self-governing.

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