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English definition of “autonomous”

autonomous

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