Know Your Next Word : autonomous

6. autonomous :

adjective :

acting independently

usage :

• The West Coast office of the law firm was quite autonomous. It never asked the East Coast office for permission before it did anything.

• An autonomous nation is one that is independent-it governs itself. It is said to have autonomy.

• To act autonomously is to act on your own authority. If something happens autonomously, it happens all by itself.

• a subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit

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