The definition of autonomy is independence in one's thoughts or actions.(noun)
A young adult from a strict household who is now living on her own for the first time is an example of someone experiencing autonomy.
See autonomy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr autonomia
See autonomy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. au·ton·o·mies
Origin: Greek autonomiā
Origin: , from autonomos, self-ruling; see autonomous.
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