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Synonyms for autonomous
ɔˈtɒn ə məsau·ton·o·mous

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  1. autonomousadjective


  2. autonomousadjective

    Self-governing. Governing independently.

    sovereign, self-governing


  3. autonomousadjective


  4. autonomousadjective


  5. autonomousadjective

    self-directed, selfstanding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereignadjective

    (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

    "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"

    main(a), self-reliant, supreme, sovereign, self-governing, self-directed, independent

    unfree, dependent

  2. autonomousadjective

    existing as an independent entity

    "the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies"

    self-governing, independent, sovereign, self-reliant, self-directed

    dependent, unfree

  3. autonomous, self-directed, self-reliantadjective

    (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

    self-governing, independent, sovereign, self-reliant, self-directed

    unfree, dependent

Editors Contribution

  1. teleoperated

    able to operate without external control (particularly of robots)

    "the autonomous rover has been sending back images for the past month."

    Submitted by rinat on June 9, 2017  

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  1. Guy Moszkowski:

    If everyone tries to grow equities, the economics aren't going to be that great, autonomous Research's also not going to be easy.

  2. Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    You can see from reading the papers that we are trying to acquire a platform together with our German competitors, to gain control over the platform which enables autonomous driving, for exactly these reasons, we have the goal of designing security into the software.

  3. Jessica Schultz:

    We believe that both electric and autonomous will be the future of freight, we think that the market is at an inflection point, where you will see a big shift to first electric and then autonomous.

  4. Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich:

    Highly autonomous cars and everything they connect to will require powerful and reliable electronic brains to make them smart enough to navigate traffic and avoid accidents.

  5. Tsedale Lemma:

    The TPLF formed the rest of the parties -- they don't have an autonomous existence.

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