Definition of autonomous
1a : having the right or power of self-government an autonomous territoryb : undertaken or carried on without outside control : self-contained an autonomous school system
2a : existing or capable of existing independently an autonomous zooidb : responding, reacting, or developing independently of the whole an autonomous growth
3 : controlled by the autonomic nervous system
4 : of, relating to, or marked by autonomy
Examples of autonomous in a Sentence
Native American nations are regarded as autonomous in many respects and thus not subject to a number of state and local laws.
Recent Examples of autonomous from the Web
Autonomous self-driving cars, expected to hit the road as early as 2020, could make our mean streets safer and more efficient.
Its SuperCruise semi-autonomous driving system, due out this year, is designed to be safer than Tesla’s.
Sturgeon, 46, who runs the semi-autonomous government in Edinburgh, said her lawmakers in the U.K. Parliament will oppose all further welfare cuts, support a rise in the top rate of income tax and no decrease in corporation tax.
That means different lidar sensors from different companies cannot simply be exchanged for one another on an autonomous BMW or Ford vehicle.
Modifying the stock car for autonomous driving (robotics) or drag racing.
Autonomous trucks have already appeared on the road in limited numbers, largely as demonstrations.
SB 2205 allows driverless vehicles, also known as autonomous vehicles, to be tested on Texas roads.
In Hungary, oil company MOL Group is considering ways to integrate its retail offering with the development of autonomous cars and the expansion of ride sharing.
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Synonym Discussion of autonomous
AUTONOMOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of autonomous for English Language Learners
: existing or acting separately from other things or people
: having the power or right to govern itself
Medical Definition of autonomous
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