definition of autonomously by The Free Dictionary

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1. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: an autonomous judiciary; an autonomous division of a corporate conglomerate.

2. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed.


a. Independent of the laws of another state or government; self-governing.

b. Of or relating to a self-governing entity: an autonomous legislature.

c. Self-governing with respect to local or internal affairs: an autonomous region of a country.

4. Autonomic.

au·ton′o·mous·ly adv.

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