Complete Definition of "autonomous"

English

Pronunciation
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Adjective
autonomous

  1. Self-governing. Governing independently.
  2. Acting on one's own. Acting independently. Acting without being governed by parental or guardian rules.
  3. In the grammar of Celtic languages: (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).

Related terms
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Translations

Albanian: autonom
Chinese: èªæ²»
Dutch: autonoom
French: autonome m/f
German: autonom
Greek: αÏÏÏÎ½Î¿Î¼Î¿Ï m, αÏÏÏνομη f, αÏÏÏνομο n
Ido: autonoma
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Hungarian: autonómia
Italian: autonomo m, autonoma f
Japanese: èªæ²»
Korean: ìì¹
Portuguese: autônomo m, autônoma f
Russian: авÑономно m/f/n
Spanish: autónomo m, autónoma f
Bulgarian: ÑамобиÑен

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