Associations to the word «Autonomous»


AUTONOMOUS, adjective. Self-governing. Intelligent, sentient, self-aware, thinking, feeling, Governing independently.
AUTONOMOUS, adjective. Acting on one's own or independently; of a child, acting without being governed by parental or guardian rules.
AUTONOMOUS, adjective. (Celtic linguistics) (of a verb form) Used with no subject, indicating an unknown or unspecified agent; used in similar situations as the passive in English (the difference being that the theme in the English passive construction is the subject, while in the Celtic autonomous construction the theme is the object and there is no subject).
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES, noun. Plural of autonomous community
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY, noun. Any of the seventeen self-governing first-level political subdivisions of Spain.
AUTONOMOUS OBLAST, noun. One of the administrative divisions of the former Soviet Union created for certain “smaller” nations and characterized by following features: they were given an autonomy within a union republic or, in the RSFSR, within a krai; had a status lower than an autonomous republic; had a different titulary nation from that of their union republic/krai. Abbreviated as AO.
AUTONOMOUS OBLAST, noun. Alternative letter-case form of autonomous oblast used in the names of specific oblasts, such as the Jewish Autonomous Oblast or Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast.
AUTONOMOUS OBLASTS, noun. Plural of Autonomous Oblast
AUTONOMOUS OBLASTS, noun. Plural of autonomous oblast
AUTONOMOUS OKRUG, noun. In Soviet Union and Russia a territorial and administrative division of a krai or oblast, which grants a degree of administrative autonomy to an ethnic minority, usually located in large, remote areas with sparse populations
AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES, proper noun. Official name of the Azores
AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF ABKHAZIA, proper noun. The official name of Abkhazia as recognized by most of UN-member countries
AUTONOMOUS SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, noun. (historical) (Soviet Union) a type of administrative units created for certain nations, which had a status lower than the union republics of the Soviet Union, but higher than the autonomous oblasts and the autonomous okrugs

Dictionary definition

AUTONOMOUS, adjective. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state".
AUTONOMOUS, adjective. Existing as an independent entity; "the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies".
AUTONOMOUS, adjective. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment.

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