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Meaning of “autonomy” - Learner’s Dictionary

autonomy

noun [U]     /ɔːˈtɒnəmi/
the right of a country or group of people to govern itself: Local councils need more autonomy.Colonisation and self-government
Translations of “autonomy”
in Vietnamese quyền tự trị…
in Spanish autonomía…
in Thai การปกครองตนเอง…
in Malaysian autonomi…
in French autonomie…
in German die Autonomie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自治,自治權, 自主,自主權…
in Indonesian pemerintahan sendiri, otonomi…
in Russian автономия…
in Turkish özerklik, otonomi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自治,自治权, 自主,自主权…
in Polish autonomia…
(Definition of autonomy from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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