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Pronunciation:  o'tânumus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
  2. [adj]  of persons; free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
  3. [adj]  existing as an independent entity; "the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies"

AUTONOMOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: free, independent, self-directed, self-governing, self-reliant, sovereign



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au*ton"o*mous\, a. [Gr. ?; ? self + ? to assign,
hold, sway.]
1. Independent in government; having the right or power of

2. (Biol.) Having independent existence or laws.

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