heteronomous(redirected from heteronomies)
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1. Subject to external or foreign laws or domination; not autonomous.
2. Biology Differing in development or structure.
1. (Law) subject to an external law, rule, or authority. Compare autonomous
2. (Biology) (of the parts of an organism) differing in the manner of growth, development, or specialization
3. (Philosophy) (in Kant's philosophy) directed to an end other than duty for its own sake. Compare autonomous4b