Definition of heteronomous
: subject to external controls and impositions
Recent Examples of heteronomous from the Web
At least for the next decade or three, autonomous cars will have to contend with the many heteronomous cars already on American roads, including those driven by a very common form of idiot who hooks a left in front of oncoming traffic.
Torah mi-Sinai is a form of heteronomous law, a structure of law that operates independent of any individual or group.
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Medical Definition of heteronomous
: specialized along different lines of growth or under different controlling forces in most segmented animals…the segmentation is heteronomous—Libbie H. Hyman
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