autonomy autonomy  /ɔ ˈtɑ nə mi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
  2. (n) personal independence

Usage(s):

  1. But autonomy supporters say they're only seeking states' rights on questions such as taxation, police and public works.
  2. According to a despatch from Poland, the Soviet Republics, embodied in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, demanded a conference to discuss their autonomy.
  3. Just because autonomy doesn't show up on an X-ray doesn't mean it can't be harmed by a scalpel.

News

  1. EU’s Rehn Says Greece Decided to Shut ERT in ‘Full Autonomy’

    The European Commission sought to distance itself from Greece’s decision to shut down its public broadcaster, saying the government in Athens acted in “full autonomy.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. HP Aims to Shrink Big Data

    Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup can remove unneeded files in SharePoint sites and email repositories
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CIO

  3. Informative Graphics Previews Brava Enterprise for HP Autonomy WorkSite at HP Discover Las Vegas

    Informative Graphics Corporation , a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, is releasing Brava!® Enterprise for HP Autonomy WorkSite, which is seamlessly integrated with the iManage ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Autonomy etalk has demonstrated to the editors of Customer Interaction Solutions that its products and services have substantially improved the processes of its clients' businesses by streamlining and facilitating the flow of information needed for...
    on May 6, 2008 By: Nadji Tehrani Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "I urge the Chinese government to release Tibetan political prisoners, account for Tibetans who have, quote, 'disappeared' since protests in March, and engage in meaningful dialogue on genuine autonomy for Tibet," McCain said.
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "We remain committed to a voluntary, unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing...... We have always tempered the exercise of our strategic autonomy with a sense of global responsibility. We affirm our policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons,"...
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: AFP

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