nonautonomous

adjective non·au·ton·o·mous \ ˌnän-ȯ-ˈtä-nə-məs \

Definition of nonautonomous

: not autonomous: such as
a : not having the right or power of self-government
  • nonautonomous regions
b : not capable of functioning without input from a human operator
  • nonautonomous cars
c : not capable of existing, developing, or occurring independently
  • nonautonomous cell proliferation

First Known Use of nonautonomous

1871

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