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English definition of “autonomous”

autonomous

adjective     /ɔːˈtɒnəməs/
independent and having the power to make decisions for yourself: The company's divisions , which have been largely autonomous up to now, will be centralized under the newly appointed CEO . The country now has 17 autonomous regions , each with a distinct culture . → See also independent
autonomously adverb
(Definition of autonomous adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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