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autonomous

Pronunciation: /ɔːˈtɑːnəməs; ɔːˈtɒnəməs/

Translation of autonomous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [state/region] autónomo autonomous peripheral [Computing/Informática] 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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