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au·ton·o·my

 (ô-tŏn′ə-mē)
n. pl. au·ton·o·mies
1. The condition or quality of being autonomous; independence.
2.
a. Self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination.
b. Self-government with respect to local or internal affairs: granted autonomy to a national minority.
3. A self-governing state, community, or group.

[Greek autonomiā, from autonomos, self-ruling; see autonomous.]

au·ton′o·mist n.
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autonomy

(ɔːˈtɒnəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right or state of self-government, esp when limited
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state, community, or individual possessing autonomy
3. freedom to determine one's own actions, behaviour, etc
4. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the doctrine that the individual human will is or ought to be governed only by its own principles and laws. See also categorical imperative
b. the state in which one's actions are autonomous
[C17: from Greek autonomia freedom to live by one's own laws; see autonomous]
auˈtonomist n
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au•ton•o•my

(ɔˈtɒn ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
1. independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions.
2. the condition of being autonomous; self-government or the right of self-government; independence.
3. a self-governing community.
[1615–25; < Greek]
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autonomy

- From Greek autos, "self," and nomos, "law," i.e. a person or unit that makes its own laws.
See also related terms for laws.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

autonomy

1. the power or right of self-government.
2. a self-governing community. Cf. heteronymy.autonomous, adj.
See also: Government
independent self-rule free from outside influence.
See also: Freedom, Politics
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autonomy - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independenceautonomy - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
self-determination, self-government, self-rule - government of a political unit by its own people
independence, independency - freedom from control or influence of another or others
2.autonomy - personal independence
independence, independency - freedom from control or influence of another or others
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autonomy

noun independence, freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, self-government, self-rule, self-sufficiency, home rule They stepped up their demands for local autonomy.
dependency, subjection, foreign rule
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autonomy

noun
The condition of being politically free:
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Translations
حُكْم ذاتيحُكْم ذاتِيّ
autonomie
selvstyreautonomi
autonomia
autonomija
sjálfsstjórn, sjálfstæîi
自治国家
자율자치권
autonomijaautonominis
autonomija
selvstyreautonomi
autonómia
autonomisjälvstyre
การปกครองตนเอง
quyền tự trị

autonomy

[ɔːˈtɒnəmɪ] Nautonomía f
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autonomy

[ɔːˈtɒnəmi] nautonomie f
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autonomy

nAutonomie f
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autonomy

[ɔːˈtɒnəmɪ] nautonomia
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autonomy

(oːˈtonəmi) noun
the power or right of a country etc to govern itself.
auˈtonomous adjective
self-governing.
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autonomy

حُكْم ذاتِيّ autonomie selvstyre Autonomie αυτονομία autonomía autonomia autonomie autonomija autonomia 自治国家 자치권 autonomie selvstyre autonomia autonomia автономия självstyre การปกครองตนเอง özerklik quyền tự trị 自治
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au·ton·o·my

n. autonomía, de funcionamiento propio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

autonomy

n autonomía; patient — autonomía del paciente
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