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autonomous

au·ton·o·mous

autonomous

 
 
pronunciation:
aw ta n mihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: free and independent, as a state or an organism; self-governing.
Once governed by its powerful neighbor, the small region is now autonomous.
synonyms:
free, independent, self-governing
similar words:
irresponsible, separate, sovereign, unfettered, unrestricted
derivation: autonomously (adv.)