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uk   us   /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 ​appointedCEO. The country now has 17 autonomous ​regions, each with a distinct ​culture.
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Managers are able to ​recruitcasualstaff autonomously, without ​centralcontrol.
(Definition of autonomous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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