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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autonomous  \Au*ton"o*mous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?;  ?  self  +  ?  to  assign, 
  hold  sway.] 
  1.  Independent  in  government;  having  the  right  or  power  of 
  self-government. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Having  independent  existence  or  laws. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autonomous 
  adj  1:  of  political  bodies;  "an  autonomous  judiciary";  "a  sovereign 
  state"  [syn:  {independent},  {self-governing},  {sovereign}] 
  2:  existing  as  an  independent  entity;  "the  partitioning  of 
  India  created  two  separate  and  autonomous  jute  economies" 
  3:  of  persons;  free  from  external  control  and  constraint  in 
  e.g.  action  and  judgment  [syn:  {self-directed},  {self-reliant}] 




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