non·​au·​ton·​o·​mous | \ ˌnän-ȯ-ˈtä-nə-məs How to pronounce nonautonomous (audio) \

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

Examples of nonautonomous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The absence of access for nonautonomous conferences like the American Athletic Conference has also been a point of contention. Matt Murschel,, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of nonautonomous

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonautonomous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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