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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: autonomos 'independent', from auto- ( AUTO-) + nomos 'law'

autonomous

adjective
     
Related topics: Government
au‧ton‧o‧mous
1PG an autonomous place or organization is free to govern or control itself [= independent]
an autonomous region/state/republic etc
Galicia is an autonomous region of Spain.
2 formal having the ability to work and make decisions by yourself without any help from anyone else [= independent]
autonomously adverb

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