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Autonomy is the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision; or, in politics, self-government.
Autonomy may also refer to:
- Autonomy (Eastern Christianity), the status of a hierarchical church
- Autonomy (Doctor Who), a 2009 novel based on the Doctor Who TV series
- Autonomy Corporation, an enterprise software company now owned by Hewlett Packard
- Autonomy, a 1919 play by Philip Barry
- "Autonomy", a song by The Buzzcocks on their album Another Music in a Different Kitchen, covered by The Offspring
- Learner autonomy, awareness of one's potentials and strategies to take advantage of one's learning context
- Responsible autonomy, a component of triarchy in organizational theory
- Autonomous area, an area of a country that has a degree of autonomy
- Autonomous category, in mathematics, and in particular in category theory, a special kind of category in which every object has a dual
- Autonomous robot, a cybenetic machine that can operate separate from human control
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