What does autonomous mean?

Definitions for autonomousɔˈtɒn ə məs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word autonomous.

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


  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

  3. Origin: [Gr. ; self + to assign, hold, sway.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autonomous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autonomous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gill Pratt:

    A lot of the teams are doing good work in autonomous perception.

  2. John Hoffecker:

    It's impossible to believe there will be 50 successful autonomous vehicle companies.

  3. Debbie Theobald:

    To keep the barrier for entry really low for this year, the robots don't have to be autonomous.

  4. Akram Hasso:

    We are preparing ourselves and - God willing - our people will stand behind the autonomous administration.

  5. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau:

    (Madrid) has not responded to the cities and autonomous communities that have said we want to help and are prepared to help.

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