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"autonomous" in British English

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autonomousadjective

uk   /ɔːˈtɒn.ə.məs/  us   /ɑːˈtɑː.nə-/
independent and having the ​power to make ​your own ​decisions an autonomous ​organization, ​country, or ​region is ​independent and has the ​freedom to ​govern itself: an autonomous ​region/​province/​republic/​council
(Definition of autonomous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"autonomous" in Business English

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autonomousadjective

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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autonomously
adverb
Managers are able to ​recruitcasualstaff autonomously, without ​centralcontrol.
(Definition of autonomous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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