from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent.
- adjective Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed.
- adjective Independent of the laws of another state or government; self-governing.
- adjective Of or relating to a self-governing entity.
- adjective Self-governing with respect to local or internal affairs.
- adjective Autonomic.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to autonomy or an autonomy.
- Independent in government; having the right of self-government.
- Subject to its own laws; specifically, in biology, independent of any other organism; not a form or stage of development of some other organism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Independent in government; having the right or power of self-government.
- adjective (Biol.) Having independent existence or laws.
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- adjective Self-governing. Intelligent,
sentient, self-aware, thinking, feeling, Governing independently.
- adjective Acting on one's own or
independently; of a child, acting without being governed by parental or guardian rules.
- adjective Celtic linguistics, of a verb form Used with no subject, indicating an unknown or unspecified agent; used in similar situations as the
passivein 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 objectand there is no subject).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
- adjective (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
- adjective existing as an independent entity
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The team coined the phrase "autonomous checkout clerk," which is exactly what follows, as the robot locates the bar code by spinning the object in its hands, reading the numeric code, and then putting the item in a bag.
The term autonomous system refers to a network that is within the control of a single company or organization.
We use the term autonomous geographies to define '… those spaces where there is a desire to constitute non-capitalist, collective forms of politics, identity and citizenship, which are created through a combination of resistance and creation, and the questioning and challenging of dominant laws and social norms.'
China, sensitive to instability or any other perceived threat to one-party rule, is wary of foreigners in its ethnic border areas, which it calls "autonomous regions", especially ahead of politically charged anniversaries.
Last summer, News Corp. set up what it calls an autonomous committee to liaise with police and provide any documents requested.
Last summer, News Corp. established what it calls an autonomous committee to liaise with police and provide any documents requested.
Last summer, News Corp. established what it calls an autonomous committee to liaise with police and provide any documents requested by investigators.
When and under what circumstances missile defense computers are actually turned loose in autonomous mode is something you won't hear much public discussion about.
Leave him in autonomous mode to explore his environment in a variety of ways or control him directly.
It said, there's a stimulus money funding cyber physical system research in autonomous urban vehicles.