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Definition of autonomous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    autonomous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɔˈtɑnəməs//
     
     
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  1. 1(of a country, a region, or an organization) able to govern itself or control its own affairs synonym independent an autonomous republic/state/province a federation of autonomous groups
  2. 2(of a person) able to do things and make decisions without help from anyone else Teachers aim to help children become autonomous learners.
autonomously adverb
 
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Each bank acts autonomously.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: autonomous