non·​au·​ton·​o·​mous ˌnän-ȯ-ˈtä-nə-məs How to pronounce nonautonomous (audio)
: not autonomous: such as
: not having the right or power of self-government
nonautonomous regions
: not capable of functioning without input from a human operator
nonautonomous cars
: not capable of existing, developing, or occurring independently
nonautonomous cell proliferation

Examples of nonautonomous in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonautonomous was in 1871

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“Nonautonomous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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