A Word A Day : autonomous
Saturday, 5th July 2008 : Today's Word is ...
autonomous :Definition : adjective :
acting independentlyusage :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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