(sĕm′ē-ô-tŏn′ə-məs, sĕm′ī-)
1. Partially self-governing.
2. Having the powers of self-government within a larger organization or structure.

sem′i·au·ton′o·mous·ly adv.
sem′i·au·ton′o·my n.


(ˌsɛm i ɔˈtɒn ə məs, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

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