Meaning of “autonomous” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “autonomous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"autonomous" in Business English

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uk /ɔːˈtɒnəməs/ us

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.
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Managers are able to recruit casual staff autonomously, without central control.

(Definition of “autonomous” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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