Associations to the word «Autonomy»

Wiktionary

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

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