Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an autonomous or self-governing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an autonomous manner; from one's own choice.

Etymologies

autonomous +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wieseltier basically runs the back-of-the-book autonomously, which is a setup that often leads to friction with the nominal editor of the magazine, and in the case of the Wieseltier/Sullivan situation it was especially bad for some reason.

    Matthew Yglesias » Wieseltier vs Sullivan

  • Sixty or so al Qaeda cells around the word, some of them act autonomously, that is whether Osama bin Laden's alive or not they still might do their terror.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2001

  • Fund on Monday urged authorities to coordinate a transparent exit from unprecedented public support of the financial system amid the worst economic crisis in six decades. computers are often designed to act autonomously, that is, without human intervention.

    WN.com - Articles related to Streetcars still desired in D.C.

  • Robots and computers are often designed to act autonomously, that is, without human intervention.

    Livescience.com

  • On Friday, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which is the ultimate parent of both Air China and China Eastern, issued a statement saying the agency "supports state-owned enterprises introducing foreign strategic investors" and that the management of state firms should make decisions "autonomously" based on "market principles."

    Air China Lobs Bid

  • "autonomously," meaning once started they couldn't touch it.

    Times Leader News

  • It certainly could be flown remotely or could fly autonomously or even with a very small crew to reduce total personnel risk.

    Report - Don't Extend Shuttle Program - NASA Watch

  • Or a DragonLab-based orbital module to allow them to operate orbital science autonomously of the ISS?

    SpaceX COTS D Dragon Video - NASA Watch

  • We will launch crews with very little cargo to autonomously or manually rendezvous with previously launched unmanned heavy cargo spacecraft already in orbit.

    How Best to Access the ISS-and LEO? - NASA Watch

  • What I object to in TP's approach is the technique of autonomously deciding what is "meat" before we even read.

    Behe

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