Complete Definition of "autonomy"

English

Etymology
From Gr. αυτονομία autonomia, noun of quality from αυτόνομος autonomos “independent, living by one’s own laws”, from αυτο auto- “self” (comb. form) + νόμος nomos “custom, law”.

Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. Self-government
  2. context|philosophy The capacity to make an informed, uncoerced decision.

Derived terms
autonomic
autonomous

Translations
trans-top|Self-government
Albanian: autonomi
Chinese: 自治權, 自治权 (zìzhì quán)
Dutch: autonomie f
Finnish: autonomia
French: autonomie f
German: Autonomie f
Greek: αυτονομία (avtonomía) f
Hebrew: אוטונומיה (ot'onomia) f
Italian: autonomia f
Japanese: 自治 (jichi)
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Korean: 자율성 (jayulseong)
Persian: FAchar|خودمختاری (khodmokhtari)
Polish: autonomia f
Portuguese: autonomia f
Russian: автономия (avtonómija) f
Spanish: autonomía f
Swedish: autonomi c
Telugu: స్వయంప్రతిపత్తి (svayaMpratipatti)
Turkish: özerklik
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trans-top|capacity for individual decision
Albanian: autonomi
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Portuguese: autonomia f
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