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English adjective: autonomous

1. autonomous (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces


SamplesAn autonomous judiciary.
A sovereign state.


Synonymsindependent, self-governing, sovereign


Similarfree


Antonymsunfree

2. autonomous existing as an independent entity


SamplesThe partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies.


Similarindependent


Antonymsdependent

3. autonomous (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment


Synonymsself-directed, self-reliant


Similarindependent


Antonymsdependent









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