Definition of autonomy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    autonomy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɔˈtɑnəmi//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1 the freedom for a country, a region, or an organization to govern itself independently synonym independence a campaign in the county for greater autonomy from the state
  2. 2the ability to act and make decisions without being controlled by anyone else giving individuals greater autonomy in their own lives
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: autonomy