Associations to the word «Autonomy»


AUTONOMY, noun. Self-government; freedom to act or function independently.
AUTONOMY, noun. (philosophy) The capacity to make an informed, uncoerced decision.
AUTONOMY, noun. (mechanics) The capacity of a system to make a decision about its actions without the involvement of another system or operator.
AUTONOMY, noun. (Christianity) The status of a church whose highest-ranking bishop is appointed by the patriarch of the mother church, but which is self-governing in all other respects. Compare autocephaly.

Dictionary definition

AUTONOMY, noun. Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence.
AUTONOMY, noun. Personal independence.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.