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autonomous
(adj)
ah-TAWN-ǝ-mǝs
Meaning

self-governing; controlled by oneself and no-one else

1st Sample Sentence

The university is funded by the government, but its administration is autonomous.

Root

autos (self)#nomos (law) (Greek)

Mnemonics

Autonomous resembles automatic. somethin thats self governing doesn need or require help.