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AUTONOMY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does autonomy mean? 

AUTONOMY (noun)
  The noun AUTONOMY has 2 senses:

1. immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
2. personal independence

  Familiarity information: AUTONOMY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTONOMY (noun)


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Meaning:

Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

autonomy; liberty

Hypernyms ("autonomy" is a kind of...):

independence; independency (freedom from control or influence of another or others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "autonomy"):

self-determination; self-government; self-rule (government of a political unit by its own people)


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Meaning:

Personal independence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

self-direction; self-reliance; self-sufficiency; autonomy

Hypernyms ("autonomy" is a kind of...):

independence; independency (freedom from control or influence of another or others)


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