adjective. ['ɔˈtɑːnəməs'] existing as an independent entity.
Words that Rhyme with Autonomous
Example sentences of the word autonomous
Japanese leaders took this opportunity to set up what they called the autonomous state of Manchukuo.
Quotes containing the word autonomous
1. If I am truly to become an autonomous woman, then I must take over that role of being my own guardian...I not only have to become my own husband, but I need to be my own father, too.
- Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.
- Thomas Szasz
adjective. ['ɔˈtɑːnəməs'] (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment.
adjective. ['ɔˈtɑːnəməs'] (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces.