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American English: /ɔˈtɑnəməs/
British English: /ɔːˈtɒnəməs/

Translation of autonomous in Spanish:


  • (state/region)
    autonomous peripheral (Computing)
    periférico (masculine) autónomo
    Example sentences
    • They have established an alternative system of government with autonomous regions, and district and village level authorities.
    • The process was designed, in Stalin's words, to produce republics and autonomous regions that were national in form, but socialist in content.
    • It resembles more a treaty between separate autonomous nation states than a real binding constitution for a single European state.

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