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Adjective
/ôˈtänəməs/,
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(of a country or region) Having self-government, at least to a significant degree,
  1. (of a country or region) Having self-government, at least to a significant degree
    • - the federation included sixteen autonomous republics
  2. Acting independently or having the freedom to do so
    • - an autonomous committee of the school board
    • - autonomous underwater vehicles
  3. (in Kantian moral philosophy) Acting in accordance with one's moral duty rather than one's desires


  1. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
  2. existing as an independent entity; "the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies"
  3. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
  4. (autonomy) immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
  5. (autonomy) personal independence
  6. Autonomy (Ancient Greek: αὐτονομία autonomia from αὐτόνομος autonomos from αὐτο- auto- "self" + νόμος nomos, "law" "one who gives oneself their own law") is a concept found in moral, political, and bioethical philosophy. ...
  7. (Autonomy (Doctor Who)) Autonomy is a BBC Books original novel written by Daniel Blythe and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Tenth Doctor without an official companion. ...
  8. (Autonomy (Eastern Christianity)) Autocephaly, in hierarchical Christian churches and especially Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, is the status of a hierarchical church whose head bishop does not report to any higher-ranking bishop. ...
  9. (Autonomy (software)) Autonomy Corporation PLC is an enterprise software company with joint head quarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and San Francisco, USA. The company uses a combination of technologies born out of research at the University of Cambridge. ...
  10. Self-governing. Governing independently; Acting on one's own or independently; of a child, acting without being governed by parental or guardian rules; Used with no subject, indicating an unknown or unspecified agent; used in similar situations as the passive in English (the difference being ...
  11. (autonomousness) Autonomy
  12. (autonomy) Self-government; freedom to act or function independently; The capacity to make an informed, uncoerced decision; The capacity of a system to make a decision about its actions without the involvement of another system or operator
  13. (Autonomy) (Gr. “self-rule”). The status of an Orthodox Church that is self-ruled. An autonomous church is governed by its prelate, who is chosen by a superior jurisdiction, usually by a patriarchate).
  14. (Autonomy) To freely determine one’s own course in life . Etymologically, it is made up of autos meaning self and nomos meaning rule. Autonomy was central for Kant. Without autonomy people cannot be morally responsible for their actions. ...
  15. (autonomy) An ethical principle which, when applied to managed care, states that managed care organizations and their providers have a duty to respect the right of their members to make decisions about the course of their lives.
  16. (autonomy) an action which is determined by the subject’s own free choice (see will). In the second Critique, moral action is defined as being autonomous. (Cf. heteronomy.)
  17. (autonomy) The personal capacity to consider alternatives, make choices, and act without undue influence or interference of others. ...
  18. (autonomy) the condition of being beyond external control
  19. (autonomy) The extent to which the job provides the employee freedom to plan, schedule and decide about work procedures.
  20. (Autonomy) making independent decisions or choices.
  21. (Autonomy) The principle of respect for persons, and of individual self-determination consistent with that principle. As most commonly defined, autonomy points in the direction of personal liberty of action in accordance with a plan chosen only by oneself. ...
  22. (Autonomy) The condition of being autonomous; self-government or the right of self-government. A self-governing (to a certain extent) community.
  23. (3. Autonomy) Linked to the concept of ‘trust’, is that of autonomy. The assumed practice of hierarchical management structures makes it far more difficult in most organisations for people to pursue creative and new ideas. ...
  24. (AUTONOMY) the state of being a "law unto oneself," independent of outside authority
  25. (Autonomy (TA)) refers to the capacity for non-script behaviour which is reversible, with no particular time schedule, developed later in life, and not under parental influence.