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adjective 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
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